September 12, 2005

Take me out to the ball game...

I read this AP item in the New York Post today while on my commute home tonight. In it's entirety:

Shift in gulf area political balance
WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Katrina could also change the Gulf Coast's political landscape.
The early thinking from political consultants is that the evacuees least likely to return to Louisiana may be the poorest -- and thus, Democrats for the most part. That would hurt the party in a state where Republicans already were making inroads.
If most of those leaving settle in Texas, that could help Democrats there, the consultants said.

Hmmm. Notice how the possible political shift is described in terms of whether it hurts or helps the Democratic party, but not the Republican party. This is how sports fans talk about the home team.

Okay, okay, no one's surprised, I know.

Posted by Tuning Spork at September 12, 2005 08:37 PM | TrackBack

Well, except for the fact that the poor don't vote. This is all fluff for a year until they get around to claiming new residency in any case.

However, residents of other states who are now wearing down their savings caring for unexpected guests are not going to feel kindly towards the current federal government, be they Democrats or Republicans. In fact, I think Republicans will be in more pain, as parting with money probably cuts them deeper.

eh, I am just guessing.

Posted by: Edith at September 13, 2005 12:18 AM
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