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Merely a coincidence, I’m sure

It's amazing how power should be restored just in time for the idiot king's entourage to pass, isn't it?

there was rejoicing (well, there would have been without the curfew, but the few people I saw on the streets were excited) when the power came back on for blocks on end. Kevin Tibbles was positively jubilant on the live update edition of Nightly News that we fed to the West Coast. The mini-mart, long ago cleaned out by looters, was nonetheless bathed in light, including the empty, roped-off gas pumps. The motorcade route through the district was partially lit no more than 30 minutes before POTUS drove through. And yet last night, no more than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out. The entire area was plunged into total darkness again, to audible groans.

Potemkin recoveries, brought to you courtesy of the Evil Party. It's a much better use of your tax dollars than having them be used to prevent national disasters, isn't it?

(via Talking Points Memo)