On NPR this morning there was a piece on the ten-year anniversary of the Grand Rapids flood (I come from that neck of the woods, down river from (which is to say north of) Grand Forks, Kittson County MN). The piece is upbeat; Grand Forks and East Grand Forks (on the Minnesota side of the Red River) have largely recovered from the disastrous flooding.
What caught my ear was this:
This week, a series of events is scheduled to mark the 10th anniversary of the flood. James Lee Witt, the former head of FEMA, will be the grand marshal in a parade.
Imagine the ten-year anniversary of Katrina. Picture the parade. Now imagine Witt’s successor, Mike “Heck of a job!” Brown as Grand Marshal….