Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is earning a round of guffaws in New Orleans and around the country for her deep thoughts about how to handle a future Hurricane Katrina and other such non-emergencies. Comparing Blackburn to a mosquito in need of swatting, the Times-Picayune writes:
Rep. Blackburn hoped lawmakers would agree "that we're not going to cry 'emergency' every time we have a Katrina, every time we have a tsunami, every time we have a need for extra spending." The appropriate reply came from Rep. Michael Arcuri, of New York: "If Katrina was not an emergency, and did not merit emergency spending, then I cannot in my wildest imagination [say] what would." 'Nuff said.
More mockery for Marsha:
The New Republic:
Tennessee GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn wants to make sure we don't expand the definition of "emergency" to include trifling inconveniences that kill thousands of Americans or hundreds of thousands of people abroad.