National Journal: “Meeting with fellow Republican Jindal in the flooded Lafitte area of Jefferson Parish, Romney said, “I appreciate the chance to be here. I have a lot of questions for you. I’m here to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what’s going here, so that people around the country know that people down here need help.”
“Jindal, who had not attended the GOP convention in Tampa because of the storm, lauded the contributions of the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other organizations amid a scene of downed trees, high water, and National Guard troops. Romney expressed concern about the welfare of the 5,000 residents, some of whom had evacuated. He then asked, according to a journalists’ pool report of the visit: “Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?
“[...] President Obama will travel to Louisiana on Monday, the White House announced on Friday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued a statement criticizing Romney’s Louisiana visit as the “height of hypocrisy,” saying that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s budget plan in Congress would cut funding for disaster relief.”
Photo: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) talks with a man on the side of the road while touring a hurricane damaged neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana. … Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America
“Your man” Mitt looks a bit baffled and confused, buddy. I don’t think Mitt’s who you’re going to want to turn to with this problem. And look at the guy behind Mitt (Note: the guy is Diaper David Vitter–caught by Ken), reading this guy’s sign and obviously thinking, “Reeeally. That’s just sad.”