Michele Bachmann crosses the line when she cracks jokes about a natural disaster that has taken more than forty lives and cost $10 billion in damages to Americans. But what can you expect from the Republican Party. Here in Virginia, we lost the following people:
-Newport News authorities report that 11-year-old Zahir Robinson was killed when a large tree crashed through his apartment shortly after noon.You can see the losses for other states at Huffington Post. For Bachmann to politicize this storm and try to make jokes about it is an insult to the families dealing with the loss of their loved ones.
-In Brunswick County, a tree fell across a car Saturday afternoon, killing 67-year-old James Blackwell of Brodnax. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
-Chesterfield County police say a man died at a Hopewell hospital Saturday after a tree fell on a house that he was in.
-A King William County man, 57-year-old William P. Washington, was killed when a tree fell on him as he was cutting another tree on Saturday night. Washington was trying to get home at the height of the storm when a fallen tree blocked his path on a road, about four miles from his home, and he and another motorist tried to clear the way.