september: national preparedness month?

Hot on the heels of their “most liberal senator” strategy, the Republicans have a new tactic in the wings. I haven’t seen many references to this in the blogosphere, (although it looks like they’re out there) but Bob Harris, on the This Modern World blog, points out that September will be “National Preparedness Month,” and asks some important questions as to the timing. It does seem suspiciously like a Bush-Cheney re-election campaign ploy, funded at taxpayer expense. As he puts it, “It’s three years after 9/11, and less than three months before an election, and now we get a National Preparedness Month.” So what were the previous 35 months for?

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