In the past twenty-fours hours, Glenn Reynolds has linked two pieces on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, each of which would have gotten far more coverage had they happened seven years ago when, um, well, a different man sat in the White House.
Last night, he pointed to a piece detailing how a woman from Brookyn’s Coney Ilsand had “six miles by foot and by bus to bring food home to her five children“. Only one elevator in her three-building complex words. Her wheelchair-bound daughter “hasn’t been outdoors since the Oct. 29 storm.” It’s difficult to get food– and people are afraid to go out at night:
About 479,400 New York and New Jersey utility customers were still without electricity Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Some 167,000 of those customers are on New York’s hard-hit Long Island, according to the Long Island Power.
“It’s like Coney Island was forgotten about”, said one resident. “We are desperate here.”
In his second link, Glenn references the president’s priorities: New Yorkers Still In The Dark As Obama Hits The Links. “Imagine the howls if Bush played golf during the post-Katrina cleanup.”
Guess he doesn’t need to show he cares now that the election is behind him.
And people think this guy cares about them? Wonder what indifference looks like to them.