Nothing quite says humor like cracking funny over a potentially catastrophic storm possibly affecting 50 million people.
On the eve of a hurricane-induced break in the political season, Bill Clinton gave Democrats a 30-minute pep talk Sunday, framing U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s race for U.S. Senate as an election of national interest.
“We’re coming down to the 11th hour. We’re facing a violent storm,” Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, “It’s nothing compared to the storm we’ll face if you don’t make the right decision in this election.”
A regular laugh riot. People may die from the storm, but hey, it’s nothing compared to what those Republicans will do!
Meanwhile, the Washington press corps is waiting for Mitt Romney to politicize the hurricane.
During a weekend press gaggle aboard Air Force One, White House reporters were naturally concerned about Hurricane Sandy and questioned the White House Press staff about the president’s hurricane preparations.
But one reporter was anxious to know if they were prepared for Mitt Romney.
“Are you worried about the possible politicization of the storm response?” the reporter asked. “We’re a week out from the election. Governor Romney might say something about how you guys are responding to it or going to rallies and that stuff.”
Romney can say nothing but will wind up being blamed.