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The politics of disaster response

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John Brummett raises the possibility that partisan politics played a role in the Bush administration's decision to devote aid and attention to areas struck by tornadoes in Alabama, while ignoring parts of Arkansas that suffered the same fate.

Alabama is a Republican state. Arkansas is a Democratic state. But this White House wouldn't dare distinguish among human suffering by whether a state was red or blue. Would it?

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