Who’s ‘Winning’ the Hurricane?
By Mobutu Sese Seko
We’re all fools if we think that Hurricane Sandy will be the one moment of human struggle to remain unblemished by political opportunism. The peerless horror of September 11 was given all of a few weeks before it became a cudgel with which to beat Democrats as the pussiest bunch of pusses to ever puss under God’s own sun.
Hurricanes are commonplace, as disasters go, which means we feel less shame in exploiting their consequences. Even with the catastrophic ones, Katrina’s precedent gives political cover to anyone’s cynical campaign move. So even as the waters recede, expect the tide of political ordure to rise and try to keep surging until next Tuesday.
The question, then, is: “Who’s gonna win this hurricane?”