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Reid: Sandy Was Much Worse Than Katrina, You Know

SwimwareIsMe Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:20 PM
Katrina was Cat 5, I believe.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:18 PM
No, Katrina was a strong cat 3 or weak 4 when it made landfall. Still a formidable storm.
Reed42 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:35 PM
Sandy was a tropical storm when she made landfall. Cat 0?

Whether he's publicly recapitulating the hallucinations of an imaginary friend, or wrongly assuring the public that various government programs are "fully funded," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tends to struggle with the truth.  The recent high-octane bout of partisan wrangling over whether to pass a porked-up Sandy relief bill is finally complete, and Reid is unhappy that Congress didn't spend more money.  To emphasize his frustration, he downplayed the severity of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in order to cast Sandy as far worse -- thus...