Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rounds Asks Bush for Disaster Relief

It's been reported that Governor Mike Rounds is asking for a "presidential disaster declaration for homes and businesses in a dozen South Dakota counties hit by storms and flooding May 4-5."

I'm very interested in the response he'll get. It has always seemed like President Bush doesn't care about South Dakota. He just thanks us for our electoral votes and then ignores us for four years. For example, he has actively opposed giving South Dakota any drought relief (going so far as to threaten to veto Iraq spending bills that incude drought relief funds). And while he visited Kansas when a tornado wiped out Greensburg, I have yet to see him acknowledge the parts of South Dakota that were also hit with tornadoes and flooding because of that storm.

We're part of this country too, Mr. President. How about some help?

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