RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He’s all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that’s not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn’t. Here’s the short version, according to David French at National Review.

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For the record, having family in the Southeast in areas prone to Hurricanes and tropical storms, it is not unusual for homeowners to have a generator for emergencies. Yes, some have more powerful one’s installed, but for the most part, the portable models are the norm. The trick, I am told, is making sure you have enough gas on hand BEFORE a storm approaches!!