After the Atlanta area was bombarded by a snow storm, many politicians reacted defensively, even blaming weathermen on the region’s lack of preparedness in advance of the gridlock-inducing white out.
Herman Cain takes issue with these comments from the Georgia politicians:
Gov. Nathan Deal: “There’s not anybody in this room that could have predicted the degree and the magnitude of the problems that developed.”
GEMA Driector Charley English: “Two or three o’clock yesterday it still had not gotten terrible on the roads,” a statement that was immediately contradicted by Gov. Deal.
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed: “We made a mistake by not staggering when people should leave … I want folks to know we’re learning from this.”
Despite all of these excuses, there was still some good that came from the debacle, including the birth of a newborn on the side of the highway. For more on that story and the police officer Timothy Sheffield who helped deliver the child, on his birthday no less, have a listen.