Willard Romney toured a post-Hurricane Isaac flood-ravaged area of Louisiana with Gov. Bobby Jindal. He wondered aloud about where the water came from. L.A. Times:
Jindal told the former Massachusetts governor about relief efforts by the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other organizations. Romney inquired about how many people were out of their homes or in shelters. “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?” he asked. The answer could not be heard.
Perhaps he was concerned about undocumented water.
Meantime, the Dems were all over Team Romney's hypocrisy:
Romney’s visit triggered a harsh reaction from Democrats in Congress, who charged that his running mate Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, has proposed a federal budget that would gut money for response to disasters such as Hurricane Isaac.
Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, said in a statement: “It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own.”
Romney and Ryan also make a pretense of showing sympathy for the elderly, the poor, and the disabled while trying to snatch Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know it right out from under them.
But hey, the photo op will get some play. Not as much as that Clint Eastwood's chair visual, but some just the same.