Mike Huckabee News
Nov 05 2012
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg insisted that this weekend’s New York Marathon would not be canceled. But then, he started getting an earful from storm victims who live just a few miles away. They wanted to know why FEMA was telling them they’d have to wait two days for water, while bottled water was being handed out to marathon runners. Or while they were shivering in the dark with no power while three giant generators that could’ve powered hundreds of homes were being deployed to the marathon media tent. And one was just for back-up! At the last minute, sanity prevailed. The Marathon was canceled. But some runners ran anyway, to raise funds for storm victims. I ran the NY Marathon in 2006, and it’s one of the greatest events on the planet, but the race starts on Staten Island, one of the hardest hit and most neglected areas devastated by the hurricane, and it would be unconsicounable to have runners dodging starving and cold people while running across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn and then Queens, and finally Manhattan. Bloomberg needs to worry less about the symbolism of New York back on its feet, and more about the substance of New York getting basic services to people who are barely surviving.
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