NH GOP - Jeanne Shaheen blames President Bush for causing the CA wildfire

On the campaign trail this weekend, Jeanne Shaheen blamed President Bush for causing the wildfire engulfing Southern California saying:

SHAHEEN: “These Wildfires Are A Direct Result Of This Administration's Failure To Do Something About Global Warming.” (Gretyl Maclaster, “Shaheen, SheaPorter Address Dems,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, October 29, 2007)

Jeanne Shaheen should be ashamed of herself for politicizing such a historic catastrophe. Here in New Hampshire we have had our share of natural disasters in recent years, specifically flooding. It is an act of hyper-partisanship to blame President Bush for accidents and arson-driven natural disasters.

This is not the time for finding partisan blame. The victims of this tragedy in California deserve better than political rhetoric. They need our help. New Hampshire Republicans encourage New Hampshire residents to keep the people affected by the California wildfires, and the brave first responders who are fighting them, in your thoughts and prayers.

If you would like to take further action, we encourage you to support the American Red Cross in their disaster relief efforts, you can contribute at www.redcross.org.

Fergus Cullen