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  •  And let me be clear to the others (1+ / 0-)
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    I am not equating this disaster to Bush's handling. Because our guys can never match that ineptitude. But we did not hesitate to ask questions right away. So when we see something less than adequate now, we should ask questions.

    Feel free to pile on Christie too. But I want to know why NY went wrong since that is our own party. Unlike Republicans who like to give a pass to whatever their party does, I think we should be better than that.

    •  it's important to make a strong distinction (2+ / 0-)
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      pravin, out of left field

      between disaster response and storm recovery.  

      Post-Katrina New Orleans, for instance, was an example of catastrophic failure in disaster response.  Certainly there were subsequent failures in recovery efforts, as well.  But the historic scenes of devastation in the midst of administrative neglect, people dying in the streets and holing up in the Superdome, and the resulting political outcry were the result of criminally negligent disaster response.

      That is significantly different from the problems now being faced in NY and NJ.  By all accounts, emergency response has been strong.  Recovery, however, is likely to be hobbled by the limitations of the existing/remaining infrastructure.  

      CNN may well attempt to conflate these things, in order to spark political drama.  But there is a real-world difference.

      Please proceed, Governor.

      by vivadissent on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:59:26 PM PST

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