It wasn't even two hours into the blackout of the Northeast before politicians began blathering about how citizens were handling the inconvenience 'as only Americans can.' I wonder how Americans would feel if their power had been knocked out LAST MARCH by violent foreign invaders who then occupied our nation and took forever to restore basic services. I wonder how Americans would handle it after months, rather than just hours.
And if you think being stuck at an airport during a power outage is bad, try getting pinned down at one by M-16 fire.
You're right, Governor Pataki, we ARE the greatest people in the world because can lose use of our blenders and hairdryers for an entire evening without anarchy engulfing New York! I am so proud of my state and its wonderful people!
Friday, August 15, 2003
CrimQuips: Commentary by Barry Crimmins