Friday, June 20, 2008

Still more on flooding and the rural Midwest

I heard a segment on NPR yesterday afternoon on Bush's visit to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. I noted that he said something about the smaller places also affected by the floods, so I did a search this morning to see if I could find the exact quote. I haven't found it yet, but I have found several stories focusing on the rural angle. Here are some links.
In these, the journalists again play the gemeinschaft card, playing up the neighbor-helping-neighbor, attachment to place angle. It provides a positive spin on the tragedy besetting these towns, and I find myself hoping it is really still true.

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