Was he even a Senator in 2005 ??

Checked, and you're right - he was a "newbie" but even if he had 30 years, 1 Senator from a different state can't do a whole lot ! It's FEMAs and the POTUS's job, not Congress. All they can do is pass special funding if it's needed, & even then they need the House vote to seal the deal. eek

Just shows you many voters are NOT paying attention ! (or have short [or NO] memories!) crazy
David (OFI)