Haley Barbour Op-Ed – Stop looking for politics in a disaster

Having worked as governor with administrations of both parties on several natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, I am surprised — to the point of disbelief — at the reactions from both right and left that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has said favorable things about the Obama administration’s efforts in these early days after Hurricane Sandy.

At the same time, I find it interesting that many in the media act as though it is of great political import that Christie praises Obama for trying to help — when the same media organizations challenged and criticized me for not attacking the Bush administration in the early days after Katrina.

Washington Post