...He's Throwing Us Under Water!
The NYT has a scare article about Romney wanting to privatize FEMA. Only 'big government' can save us, apparently. They obviously know nothing about disaster services.
The best part: " ...President George W. Bush, ... neglected it, subsumed it into the
Department of Homeland Security, and placed it in the control of
political hacks. The disaster of Hurricane Katrina was just waiting to
Internet only emergency contact info at White House and FEMA web sites.
When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no
power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a
little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”
“President Obama is giving out the Web address only is because you
normally don’t hear him saying anything before a disaster strikes,”
Fuller said. “So they might be getting a little ahead of themselves.
What they don’t want to do is give out a phone number and have people
start calling if a federal disaster declaration isn’t even declared for
The problem with that, Thome said, is that it’ll be too late to provide the information once the disaster is under way.
As always, go, read!
Politlco, via Drudge.