Or, alternatively, “Do Republicans cause natural disasters?”
It seems as if every time Republicans oppose some bit of “wasteful big-government spending” the Man Upstairs makes them look stupid. Well, why not? He made them stupid in the first place.
Bobby Jindal sneers at spending money on monitoring volcanoes, and a month later Mt. Redoubt blows.
Susan Collins, cheered on by Karl Rove (and, to be fair, abetted by Chuck Schumer) insists on taking money for pandemic-flu preparedness out of the stimulus package, and two months later we have swine flu on our hands.
Everyone knows that the best way to ensure rain is to leave your umbrella home.