In Kansas, in fact, in the entire middle part of the country, we value our independence. We like to be free from government programs and interference. We like to take care of our own, the way our founding fathers would have done.
Over last weekend, Greensburg Kansas was destroyed completely by a tornado. I watched interviews with the people there… they were all helping each other search for survivors and just generally looking out for each other. The people interviewed said things like the mayor of Greensburg, who said “I look towards the future, and I’m excited. We’re going to rebuild bigger and better.” And then there were the citizens, who said things like “I found my wedding ring, and that’s all I ever wanted” and “I thank God that so few died in such a horrible tragedy… it could have been so much worse.”
Those are not the Katrina-esque comments you heard in New Orleans. Our illustrious DEMOCRAT governor, Kathleen “Babies should all be aborted” Sebelius, went to a press conference in Greensburg where she told reporters that recovery efforts were being hampered by the Iraq war, which took away up to 60% of our national guard equipment.
Barak Obama yesterday jumped on that bandwagon, and in the process claimed that 10,000 people were killed. Those of us living in Kansas were suprised to hear that, since Greensburg only has about 1,600 residents. In reality, only 12 people died. But it’s the left, trying to use any tactic necessary to promote their agenda.
What about the people of Greensburg? They aren’t complaining about slow response. In reality, FEMA was on site before most of the people had even crawled out of their basements. Governor Sebelius received every single thing she requested from the National Guard… everything!
So, let’s see. The residents want to be independent and take care of themselves. The Governor has received everything she’s asked for. 90% of the Kansas National Guard troops are still in Kansas.
It’s a shame we have a governor here that does not represent our independent spirits and our strong sense of individuality. Thank God she’ll be done being our governor in 2008. It’s time we had a spokesperson that actually thinks the way we do.