Wednesday, September 21, 2005

 

Such Is Their Lott?

Anne Applebaum dispenses some valuable truths to prospective homebuilders in dangerous, flood-prone areas.

And, yes, there is a difference between her saying this and Dennis Hastert's (in my view,
obnoxious) comments about "bulldozing" New Orleans and not rebuilding. It's to be found in her opening sentence, "Now that a suitable interval has passed..."

Applebaum waited until the major rescue and recovery efforts were done AND she focused on an individual who had a direct legislative role in the continued (over) development of land in potentially hazardous areas (hint: He used to be the Senate Majority Leader). That's the sign of someone making a reasonable argument and demonstrating a sense of class and propriety.

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