Now if it weren’t for the fact that thousands of families in
– and elsewhere – have been burned out of their houses I would be laughing aloud over this. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has sent not one, but two letters to President Obama asking that the burning counties in Bastrop County be declared a disaster area. Texas
for federal assistance. Texas
Like taxpayer dollars.
Dewhurst sent the 2nd letter because he says that there has been no reply from President Obama.
From the Austin American-Statesman:
"Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who attended the briefing, said that he wrote a second letter today to President Barack Obama, asking for aid. An earlier one was not answered, he said."
Dewhurst is obviously ignorant of the fact that there is a process and the President has people who handle this and make recommendations to him. Then he declares disaster areas.
Either that, or, more plausibly, David Dewhurst is trying to make political capital over the misfortunes of
homeowners who have lost everything in these fires. Texas
He’s running for Senate, you know.
There is nothing lower than someone who tries to grab the microphone for a publicity moment my standing on the shoulders of these poor unfortunate ones. Not even a snake in a ditch is lower than that.