Posts tagged sandy
Posts tagged sandy
The aftermath of superstorm Sandy has produced one of the strangest political pairings of the year, bringing together Barack Obama and one ofMitt Romney’s most prominent supporters, Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
The 50-year-old governor has emerged as the public face of the storm: energetic, emotional and efficient, a seemingly permanent presence on television screens over the last few days. Already well-known in the political world, he is now a national figure.
With Sandy still too raw for anyone to start make political points, there has been no backlash from Republicans about his alliance with Obama only six days from election day. Christie has said politics do not matter to him at the moment. But on Monday, even before Christie lavishly praised the president’s handling of the storm as “outstanding”, the right-wing talk-show host Rush Limbaugh called the governor “fat” and “a fool”.
What I find interesting about this is I haven’t heard too much about liberals frothing at the mouth about the president “palling around” with Governor Christie, but Rush seems to be frothing at the mouth about it, as well as several commenters on right-wing websites.
Wow, the irony hurts, it really does.
I mean I’m still personally reeling from the fact that Chris Christie is apparently a decent person and a capable governor.
Thanks for bringing me back, Rush. If there’s one thing I can count on, it’s that you’re the scum of the fucking earth.
reports are nurses at NYU hospital are bagging ICU patients on ventilators by hand.
This is fucking terrifying. During the bit of Mayor Bloomberg’s press conference I saw at the end of Rachel Maddow’s show, he said NYU Hospital’s backup generator failed.
All strength to the staffs and patients of both these hospitals in the coming hours and days.