"Tennesseans are helping themselves and their neighbors, but Tennessee will require federal assistance beyond what current emergency programs' funding can support," today's letter states.
After last night's forum, Wamp, a.k.a. Capt. Shameless, was asked to explain how he can demand states' rights while begging for federal aid at the same time.
"They're not mutually exclusive. There's a legitimate role for the federal government, and frankly it involves things like natural disasters that the states cannot deal with."
So Washington should do whatever Wamp wants Washington to do. Get it?
Update: Here's another example of Wamp's hypocrisy on the states' rights issue.
Update II: Corker says: "I was pleased to sign this letter with the rest of the delegation to request funding for Tennessee flood relief in the upcoming supplemental appropriations bill, and it is my hope and my expectation that this will be a clean emergency supplemental that only contains true emergency spending, not a Christmas tree for non-related, non-emergency spending." Translation: We want our money and nobody else can jump on this gravy train.