Gov. Romney said states and the private sector could handle disasters, until one hit in the waning days of the campaign. Grab the Etch A Sketch.
Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of at least 38 Americans, cut the power to millions of homes and businesses along the East Coast, shut down transit systems and ruined untold millions of dollars worth of infrastructure. At times like these, Americans look to their government to lead rescue and restoration efforts.
Virginia is no exception. Before Sandy’s fierce winds penetrated Virginia, Bob McDonnell did what is expected of a governor. He asked President Obama for a “pre-landfall” emergency declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.