Mike Huckabee News
Nov 02 2012
Before the long and expensive process of rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy begins, I’d like take just a moment to salute the thousands of Huck’s Heroes who put their lives on the line to protect others. Of course, there are the countless firefighters, police and EMTs. The crews who are working to get downed power lines up again. The staff at New York University’s Tisch Hospital, who had to move more than 200 patients at the height of the flooding when both the electricity and the backup generator failed. The local officials who worked around the clock to respond quickly to every disaster, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who personally helped transport homeless people to shelters while tweeting out storm updates. And a salute, too, to President Obama and the team at FEMA for quickly releasing money and resources to governors and mayors, as needed.
In fact, the only organization that earned a big Bronx cheer during this disaster was the New York Times. The paper tried to turn a natural disaster into a political opportunity by saying it shows the need for big government and by slamming Mitt Romney for wanting to put more disaster response control into the hands of local officials. I would point out to them that the reason the response to Sandy went so well was because governors and mayors who knew where the resources needed to go WERE in charge, and Washington just supported them. That is exactly what Romney suggested. It’s what I knew from first hand experience as a Governor really does work, and it’s what they pencil-necked nerds at the NY Times will never know because they obviously can’t leave their high priced perches in the Big Apple long enough to see the Big Picture that Big Government is a Big Problem and not a Big Solution.