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Written by: Joe Donatelli
Clinton: Never Let a Deadly Hurricane Go to Waste
It took long enough. Former Meteorologist-in-Chief makes Hurricane Sandy political.
President Clinton said that a Republican victory this November will be worse than Hurricane Sandy and its 80-100 mph winds that are set to batter and destroy parts of the East Coast for the next two days.
"We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm," Clinton said during a 30-minute talk Sunday on behalf of Rep. Chris Murphy's Connecticut senate campaign. Clinton waited a beat, then added, "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."
Like Rahm Emanuel said, you never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It's excellent advice. We'd like to take this opportunity to offer Clinton some more serious crisis talking points he can make in key swing states.
For example, in Ohio, Clinton could say, "This country is facing a terrible tornado season." Wait a beat - OK, nail it, Billy boy. "But it's nothing compared to the twister of destruction the Romney administration will bring on Ohio."
Or maybe in Colorado he could say, "You always have to be aware of fire season." Wait a beat, bite your lower lip, Billy, OK, lay it on them. "But it's nothing compared to the way Republicans will burn this state to the ground repeatedly, and with great enthusiasm, if they're elected."
Or maybe in Iowa Clinton could say, "We're facing a terrible drought." Drop your head, give it a sec, OK, magic time, Billy. "But if Mitt Romney wins this election, he'll take what little corn is left in Iowa and feed it to rich people's exotic pets while regular people starve."
Still got it!