Detroit has a new water problem: Too much rainfall has caused the city to flood. The freeways were so flooded earlier that divers were sent to make sure there were no people stranded underwater in their cars.
But Governor Rick Snyder is on the job, feeling people's pain in a way only Snyder can possibly do it.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday in an interview with a Detroit radio station that he feels his constituents' pain as they try to recover from historic rainfall and flooding that wreaked havoc in the metro area.
"I've been there myself," said Snyder, an Ann Arbor area resident.
Snyder shared with WJR 760 AM radio host Frank Beckmann that his family residence had to deal with a leaky basement several times in the past due to weather.
And Snyder, nearing the end of his first term, added that his family's vacation home recently suffered roof damage due to high winds from a recent storm that knocked down trees.
"I've been through a lot of things like that, Frank," Snyder said. "We just recently had holes in our roof from storm damage to our lake house.
"We have a vacation place and we had a limb come down on the roof and had water running through the whole place; those experiences are not (inaudible) once."
Golly, I don't know whether or not there's quite the same anxiety level for some roof damage to the vacation home as there might be over not being able to get to work because the roads are flooded, or not having a home because the house is flooded.
If there is an illustration of the wide gap between the Governor and those he governs, this illustrates it beautifully. Might have been better for him not to say anything at all, just apply for those federal disaster funds as fast as he can.