‘I Would Be Beside Myself’
The second-term Republican, who devoted most of his annual State of the State speech Tuesday night to the emergency in Flint, also pledged greater transparency. He said he would release on Wednesday his own emails regarding Flint’s water, which became contaminated with too much lead when the city switched its water source in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure.
“I’m sorry most of all that I let you down,” Snyder, whose administration is engulfed in criticism, said in the 49-minute address, as hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol. “You deserve better. You deserve accountability. You deserve to know that the buck stops here with me. Most of all, you deserve to know the truth, and I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
“I am very proud of what I’ve done as president, (you and who else?) but the only job that is more important to me is the job of father,” the president said Wednesday speaking to the United Auto Workers in Detroit. “And I know that if I was a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kids health could be at risk.”
(How concerned was he?) He did pledge the resources of the federal government to assist the city.
Obama said that he met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver in the Oval Office Tuesday.
What if the Governor would have been a Democrat?
- Just wondering out loud -