DC Trawler

Hurricane Sandy victims want answers; George W. Bush tellingly silent

CBS News:

Eleven days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, hundreds of thousands of utility customers in New York and New Jersey are still without power – and they want answers…

When asked Thursday night when power may be restored, LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey told CBS Station WCBS the utility is aiming for the middle of next week. WCBS reports one spokesman suggested power may not be fully restored until Thanksgiving.

On Friday morning LIPA reported 236,016 customers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the Rockaway Peninsula were still without power. That figure includes thousands who had lost power in this week’s nor’easter, many of whom have had service restored. Families, the elderly and the disabled have no heat or electricity.

Remember the old days, when stuff like this was the president’s fault? Not anymore. Obama showed up in his bomber jacket, he and Chris Christie held hands and gazed into each other’s eyes for a bit, and it was Mission Accomplished. Heckuva job, Barry.

To paraphrase Kanye: Barack Obama doesn’t care about blackouts.

Four more years!

P.S. Victims of Hurricane Sandy should heed the words of Emperor Bloomberg: “People are always gonna want to get as many things as they want, as fast as they can.”

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So stifle yourselves. What are you worried about anyway? Don’t you know Obama is gonna give us algae cars? Buh-bye, hurricanes.

P.P.S. USA Today: Disaster shelter doesn’t protect from bitter cold.