Nothing profound here, I just enjoyed these recent quips by two govs. Feel free to send me or leave quotes of your own...
A few weeks back, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of California mocked President Bush's plan to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border. From the LA Times:
In a letter Tuesday night to Chertoff, Schwarzenegger called the border security plan a "logistical nightmare" and asked several questions: Who determines when troops come home? What criteria would determine whether their mission was successful? And how would California handle the "staggering" job, as Schwarzenegger put it, of providing support for the thousands of troops who will be cycled into the border region for two-week rotations?
And then the best part:
"Think about it," he said Wednesday after a Sacramento speech. "Every two weeks we will rotate out the National Guard? That's like starting a heart surgery and having the whole team of doctors and nurses leap up after every five minutes and switch. How are you going to be successful with that? I have a lot of concerns with it.
Fast forward to today in a story from The New York Times about coastal states (and cities) trying to scare their residents into getting prepared for the hurricane season, which officially starts tomorrow (June 1). All the way at the bottom of the story, the Times relates how Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) vented some frustration about residents' response to Hurricane Wilma.
Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, at his annual hurricane conference this month in Fort Lauderdale, sourly recalled the chaos after Hurricane Wilma last year, where throngs of residents lined up for free emergency supplies that quickly ran out.
"It makes it a lot harder when people line up in their Lexuses or Mercedeses to get ice and water at a public distribution site when the Publix is open a block away," Mr. Bush said.
As his audience of emergency workers applauded, he added, "I don't know about you, but it sure made me feel better to get that off my chest."