Two nominees. This could get interesting.
As if the news media wasn’t overloaded already with all the hurricane coverage.
I have to give the man credit for hanging in there to the very end. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that he insisted he wasn’t going to resign the court? This man died with his boots on, so to speak.
Rehnquist had a summer home in Vermont, in Greensboro, so I’m sure we’ll cover his death with a more personal angle.
Speaking of the hurricane, I did my good deed today, and dropped off three bags of stuff that was packed onto 20+ trucks that Vermont sent to the Gulf regions affected by Katrina. The effort here in Vermont was impressive.
Another thing that is haunting me about this whole Katrina disaster is how poor the evacuation plans seem to have been. The mayor asks that the whole city evacuate. Which is fine if you have a car, or the funds to rent a car. But nothing seems to have been organized for the carless, the infirm, the hospitalized. The images of the patients in hospitals really, really bothered me.
The question I have is – do other communities -- mine? yours? -- have plans to evacuate their hospitals, their nursing homes, their homebound citizens? Because between earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards and volcanoes, most places in this country are at risk of some natural disaster. And it’s not only evacuation plans, but plans for these people after the disaster strikes. I know that there are emergency drills all the time (I’ve covered them), and I find it unfathomable that New Orleans didn’t plan for this scenario. But if New Orleans didn't, chances are that most other places haven't either.