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Saving the Animals, Too

Unlike Hurricane Katrina, there has been a concerted effort to save animals along with people in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  As many coastal residents evacuated ahead of the storm, they brought their pets with them to shelters.  And, for those trapped in their homes by the floodwaters, their pets are being rescued along with them.  This is in stark contrast to the Katrina debacle, when not only were animals refused entry into shelters, the Coast Guard and other rescue personnel forced people to leave their pets behind.

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Meanwhile, Out in the Cold…

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November 1, 2012 · 7:49 PM

More Stupidity in Action

“Obama’s making these phone calls, looking for somebody to play the role of a Greek column today, and he found Gov. Christie to do it.  Christie’s the only Republican not just praising Obama . . . Let’s just put it this way: Is it wrong for one man to love another man?  But that man-love out there is isolated in the state of New Jersey.”

– Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, condemning Chris Christie for working with President Obama on the Hurricane Sandy aftermath.

This is the downside of free speech: anyone with a microphone, computer or bullhorn can say just about anything they want – no matter how blatantly asinine.

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More Statesmanship in Action

“It’s been very good working with the President.  He and his Administration have been coordinating with us.  It’s been wonderful.”

– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, about President Obama, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“I want to just let you know that your governor is working overtime to make sure that, as soon as possible, everybody can get back to normal.”

– President Obama, about Governor Christie.

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You Go, Girl!

Humor in the face of catastrophe is sometimes the best thing.

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Hypocrisy in Action

“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?  Why was this so quick?…  At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question….  This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”

– Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, criticizing President Obama’s rapid response to Hurricane Sandy as opposed to his alleged dismal response to the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Syria last month.

Brown was head of FEMA when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and of course, we all know what a stellar job he did with that mess.  Aside from the blatant mendacity in claiming Obama reacted “too fast” to Hurricane Sandy, dragging the Benghazi attack into the debacle is the epitome of partisanship.  But, I would expect nothing less arrogant and disrespectful from a Bush appointee.

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Statesmanship in Action

“The president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit.  He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything, and he absolutely means it.  It’s been very good working with the president and his administration.  It’s been wonderful.”

– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, praising President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy Tuesday morning.

Abrasive and controversial, Christie doesn’t offer quaint platitudes, which makes him a favorite of the Republican Party.  But, during times of crisis, politics has no place.

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