Will the GOP lawmakers tweeting "thoughts and prayers" to Oklahoma tonight demand disaster aid be offset?—
Meredith Shiner (@meredithshiner) May 21, 2013
Don’t forget Vanity Fair contributor Kurt Eichenwald. He’s worried about the answer too.
We’re sure Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner is just asking out of curiosity if Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who voted against the pork-stuffed Sandy relief bill, would demand that federal disaster aid sent to Oklahoma be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. Admit it: that was your first thought when you saw those images of utter devastation in Moore, Okla., right? Believe it or not, it was for quite a few, but they can relax.
Coburn wins points from the Left for being consistent on demanding that the relief money actually come from somewhere other than a printing press, but loses them for being concerned about money at such a delicate time.
We’ll have to wait and see on this one: