Romney to the Rescue!

Romney to the Rescue!

At a campaign stop storm relief event last Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio, ex-financier Mitt Romney rolled up his sleeves, hitched up his blue jeans, and accepted donated cans of soup and bottles of Gatorade on behalf of Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast. Of course, Mr. Romney’s campaign really bought $5,000 worth of those groceries at Walmart, and the Red Cross and other aid agencies discourage such well-intentioned but unhelpful in-kind donations.

Mr. Romney, who once pledged to shut down FEMA if elected, still wants to turn disaster recovery over to the states. Presumably the states will then turn to bakes sales and high school rallies to help disaster victims. After all, look what a great job amateur leadership did in responding to  Hurricane Katrina under our last Republican president, George W. Bush who, like Mitt Romney, has a Harvard MBA but couldn’t manage his way out of a paper bag.

More:

“Soup, Charity and the American Way,” David Firestone, New York Times blog

“Romney’s ‘Storm Relief Event’ Is a Campaign Stop with Soup Cans,” Elspeth Reeve, The Atlantic Wire

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