I am amazed that things like power outages are connected to political figures. Congressman Dingell pointed out that we had no power outages like the recent one during the Clinton administration. That is the kind of remark that makes it hard for people to generate respect for the political process and political people. People on the networks were also so bent out of shape that Bush was not at the White House for damage control during the outage. If he were there could he have driven to NYC with a flashlight? The engineers are the problem solvers in this. That an engineer in the power system is on the job is a milion times more important than where any of our political fgiures were.
I remember when Clinton came to view the Grand Forks damage from a flood in 1997. Grand Forks could have done something with the money it cost to tranport him and his crowd. Being here was truely useless, except to media people who need a story to be said to be doing their jobs.