The Corner

Much Better Lighting in Santa Monica

The president was much more the leader on message to the press just now. Paraphrasing: This did not come as a complete surprise to me–we have an old system. Homeland security has closed a lot of response gaps, now we gotta get the electricity system working. Americans rose to the occassion. Thompson, Ridge, and the troops were at work all night. Etc. Evidently he’s making more formal remarks in a few. (Update: news report on his remarks.)

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