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by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown,
on Aug 4, 2007
Does anyone beside me want to shout NO! Whenever, after a disaster, presidents, governor and assorted politicians rush to the disaster scene to prove that they care? I was first ticked when, during the Loma Prieta aftermath the VP visited the Marina fire. At the time, another pumper would have been more helpful than a VIP visit with the requisite security. Bushâ€™s overflight of Katrina was ridiculed, and so he came back and choppered in, when the same effort to bring in more workers or supplies would have better served.
I encourage politicians to take the word of the professionals on the site that a disaster did happen. Let them stay at their control center where they can better provide direction when needed, and not divert recovery efforts.