New Yorkers, especially Staten Islanders, along with others on the east coast continue their struggle of returning to normalcy. Sadly, some families never will.
Meanwhile, the presidential election draws ever nearer. Unlike Obama's continuous presence before, during and after Hurricane Sandy...
...there is, to all intents and purposes, a media blackout over the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack. Diplomad rolls-in with warnings of increasing unrest in the middle east, if we don't alter our dysfunctional foreign policy.
A change of administration may help.
In the wake of Sandy's destruction, my friends and I predict Tuesday's election will be prolonged in some way, most likely difficulty in counting votes. Theo Caldwell, predicts a Romney win--along with a slew of storm-related conspiracy theories.
I think this comment from one of my on-line friends is spot-on about liberals in power:
The Left is only truly happy when they are in opposition. Actual leadership is icky, requiring hard and sometimes morally ambiguous choices, and it opens one to attacks. Being on the outside better fits with their moral certitude that, "if only they were in charge, everything would be unicorns and rainbows" -- they remain mired in the 60s mindset of protest against "the man" and are uncomfortable being "the man."
This "...leadership is icky..." results in the unseriousness the Obama Administration has when it comes to governing. Mark Steyn ties this all together by point out that The Biggest Big Governement Can't Keep The Lights On.