Thursday, October 27, 2005
Hurricane safety: I guess there's no market for it.
President Bush has become a surveyor. Lately he's been rushing from pillar to post to "survey the damage," and today he's on his way to Florida to survey his brother Jeb's ineptitude. Truth be told, if it's damage he's after, there's plenty at home in the White House. But it's likely too terrible for Bush to contemplate. Better to be seen "doing something."
The latest casualty figures for Wilma are in. According to Eric Schelzig of the AP they are—
- Florida, 10
- Haiti, at least 12
- Mexico, 4
- Jamaica, 1
- Cuba, 0
Well, at least Florida did better than Haiti. But as one Florida resident asked, "This is like the Third World. We live in a state where we suffer from these storms every year. Where is the planning?"
Maybe we could contract with the Cubans for help. They need the dollars; we need the expertise.