Obama to visit Alabama tornado zone Friday

April 29, 2011


President Obama will visit Alabama Friday to see first-hand the damage done by a massive outbreak of tornadoes that killed more than 200 people Wednesday.

In a statement, the White House press office said besides inspecting the devastation, the president will meet with state and local officials, including Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

That is the same Bentley who caused a hubbub earlier this year when he said non-Christians weren’t his brothers, a statement for which he later apologized.

In any event, the planned presidential visit to Alabama continues a pattern of the Obama presidency that some have noted. The president’s visits to states that are red on the political map tend to come after disasters or high-profile deaths. He visited Alabama last year, for instance, after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

To read more, visit: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/04/28/135805210/obama-to-visit-tornado-racked-alabama-friday

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