Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed just became a Twitter trend moments ago, and not for a good reason: the massive snow storm that hit the city and pretty much all of the State of Georgia has paralyzed it, and showed the government was caught off guard, not prepared to deal with the onslaught.
So, as the sun comes to burn away the snow…
Atlanta and Georgia’s burning over its bad leadership in this mess.
In fact, Governor Nathan Deal, in last night’s late news conference, said that they didn’t expect Atlanta to be hit by a large snow storm, only ‘glanced by it’ or words to that effect.
While honest, the admission was as ill-advised as Mayor Reed going on CNN this morning to declare that the streets and roads where he lived were clear of snow. Well, Mayor Reed, you’re the Mayor of Atlanta, so to say that is self-serving – for about a minute because Atlantans don’t care about him, as many are stranded in places like offices and schools.
A friend of mine (who’s name I will not use) was stranded in his car for 12 hours straight. Then he wound up staying in a chiropractor’s office and only because that person’s car and his collided on the slick roads.
There are a lot of angry people. Take a look at Twitter, where Atlanta and Kaseem Reed were trends this morning:
— David Crockett (@davidcrockett08) January 29, 2014
For some reason I imagined Kasim Reed having "It Wasn't Me" as the walk up music to his presser.
— Bo Churney (@bochurney) January 29, 2014
.@KasimReed storm press conference should begin with him holding up map showing 93% of Atlanta's 6.1M ppl don't live in his jurisdiction.
— Andisheh Nouraee (@andishehnouraee) January 29, 2014
So this negro Kasim Reed just marched in on national TV like don't blame me. Might as well have had Silkk "It Aint My Fault" blasting.
— Ndamukong Tru (@_TR3Y_) January 29, 2014
— The Last Hope. ™ (@JustShootMike) January 29, 2014
"I don't feel the people are angry at me." -Kasim Reed on CNN pic.twitter.com/GzGUbYkMFr
— Kristi Keck Ramsay (@KristiRamsayCNN) January 29, 2014