Detroit, Mark Schauer, Republican-Fail, Rick Snyder — August 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Democrat Mark Schauer helps Detroit-area resident clean-up after flood. Gov. Snyder decides he’d better do that, too.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all…

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer breaks down a child’s play set to remove it from a flooded Royal Oak basement, courtesy photo

Yesterday, Democratic candidate for Governor Mark Schauer got his hands (and feet) dirty helping a Royal Oak resident clean up after the epic flood that flooded their basement. From his Facebook page:

We removed everything from the basement (the water damaged every basement on the block), cut and removed the carpet and mopped up.

Not to be outdone, Gov. Snyder today pledged to do the same and to also do it in Royal Oak:

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to tour flood damage at Royal Oak Middle School this afternoon.

Afterward, Snyder and a team of volunteers are scheduled to help local residents with flood cleanup at their homes, according to a news release from Snyder’s office.

Great idea, Governor. Too bad you didn’t think of it yourself.

By the way, if you haven’t read Susan Demas’ excellent opinion piece about the public relations disaster following Gov. Snyder’s tone deaf comments about feeling the pain of flood victims, check it out.