Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FEMA: gettin' it done

Well, lookee here:

"When floodwaters knocked out the water treatment plant in Mason City, Iowa, FEMA rolled into town and promptly set up an account with a Pepsi bottler to supply bottled water. Then FEMA officials moved into a vacant store and began handing out the stuff. "We saw different FEMA people in and out," City Administrator Brent Trout said. "We really started seeing FEMA people showing up to see what was going on in town and putting out the word on flood assistance." Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina turned FEMA into a punchline, many homeowners, politicians and community leaders in the flood-stricken Midwest say that so far, the agency is doing a heckuva job -- and they mean it."

Many liberals and Democrats were quick to bash President Bush and his administration in the wake of the attacks on FEMA after Hurricane Katrina. So will they now praise the administration?