It’s truly remarkable to see someone behave as tone deaf as Gov. Snyder did today in his flailing attempt to commiserate with metro Detroiters who are dealing with the intense impact of an historic flood event that has closed many highways, killed a 100-year old woman and an epileptic woman (among others), and has people trying put their lives together after their homes filled with water.
But he managed to do it.
Today he actually compared the epic flood damage to damage he once experienced at his $1.1 million “lake home” mansion and the loss of some trees. He did it on WJR radio’s Frank Beckmann Show.
I’ve been through a lot of things like that, Frank. We just recently had holes in our roof from storm damage to our lake house. We have a vacation place and we had a limb come down on the roof and had water running through the whole place; those experiences are not pleasant ones and they had to take some trees down.
Listen to the whole tone deaf statement:
Real man of the people, our Governor. He’s had some hard times. Why, I bet he even had to have some strangers come into his house — ACTUALLY COME INSIDE HIS LAKE HOUSE!!! — to repair the $1.1 million bungalow. Can you imagine?
Oh, the humanity…
[Snyder caricature by DonkeyHotey from photos by Anne C. Savage for Eclectablog]