After Sandy ... Athena?
@jpodhoretz It's not good. It's not good.— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) November 2, 2012
Difference between Katrina, Irene, and Sandy? 30 degrees. It's getting pretty cold.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 2, 2012
It's cold. And there's no gas. And millions without power. And it's going to start getting unsafe, is my guess. #Sandy— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 2, 2012
Oh, and one more note. Lest anyone think that my criticism, both at the time and in retrospect, of Mayor Bloomberg's decision to delay the evacuation of "Zone A" until just hours before the subways closed -- and to order no evacuation of "Zone B" -- is an academic point, check out the response to this Eric Holthaus tweet yesterday:
@wsjweather yes, in Williams burg Brooklyn some house along Kent Ave which are in Zone B at Border of Zone A had floodings— Yoely's News (@YoelyNews) November 1, 2012
@wsjweather Some did. The grnd-flr apt of a friend in Zone B (albeit just one block outside of Zone A) was flooded.Six ft. of water.— shilgia (@shilgia) November 1, 2012
@nevis_highwire see recent retweets. yes, it appears there were many spots in Zone B that got flooding.— Eric Holthaus (@WSJweather) November 1, 2012
But yeah, totally, let's lionize Bloomberg -- who advised Zone B residents that they didn't need to evacuate, even when there was a clear threat of catastrophic flooding -- declaring his performance "sterling," and hell, let's make him president while we're at it. Awesome.