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Editor says, what if the Statue of Liberty had been submerged? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Disasters thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 2012,on this day Hurricane Sandy made landfall at the mouth of New York Harbor.
Hurricane Sandy makes landfall by Ed & Scott PalterThe tropical cyclone had already devastated portions of the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic. But the near full submersion of the Statue of Liberty (pictured) was an indication of the terrible disaster that befell the Eastern Seaboard.
And yet the defining television moment finally came when the President and Mayor Bloomberg conducted a helicopter tour of the devastated area. Although not his fault, it was a damning picture that ensured Obama became a political victim of the tragedy in no small part because of his non-emotional response in which he once again appeared "too small" a figure on the national canvas.
Editor says, this article is not intended to cause offense to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  instead of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.