September 7, 2011

Texas is on fire

Republican (of course) Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst released a statement today:

"I've been working very closely with Governor Perry and our emergency personnel, and we're doing everything we can – using all of the state resources at our disposal to contain these wildfires, ensure public safety and protect Texans' lives and property. Because so many fires are burning across the state, our resources are spread pretty thin.  That's why we need the federal government to step up to the plate immediately. We need to cut through the red tape and get Texas the help we need today.  There are federal resources – including aircraft, bulldozers and other heavy equipment – that can and should be made available right away."

All of this is very interesting. Especially considering that both Dewhurst and Goodhair successfully pushed to cut funds to the firefighters in order to balance the state budget, and that both have formerly eschewed federal funding of such efforts.



Old NFO said...

Yep reality sucks... As Philly, Camden and NYC are finding out...