Cruz a gen­uine hur­ri­cane hero­ine

Penticton Herald - - OPINION -

Dear Edi­tor: She’s sort of a lit­tle lady ,not overly old, has light breeze blown hair un­der a some­what worn baseball cap shading her in­nocu­ous glasses, is sim­ply at­tired and her name is Car­men Yulin Cruz .

She is the mayor of San Juan, cap­i­tal of the U.S. is­land of Puerto Rico. She’s “the voice of one cry­ing out in the wilder­ness,” on the hur­ri­cane-dev­as­tated is­land for water, food, medicine and aid es­pe­cially for fear of dis­ease.

The vis­it­ing del­i­cately-coif­fured, wellfed, thirst­less Com­man­der in Chief Trump, toss­ing pa­per tow­els show­ered her with ridicule and in­sults. De­spite all the hur­ri­cane fore­warn­ing, it is puz­zling why the U.S. navy with all its he­li­copters and re­sources was ab­sent in this des­per­ate time of need.

Maybe its still joust­ing with lum­ber­ing freighters in Asia. Mean­while Mayor Car­men Yulin Cruz valiantly bat­tles on for her peo­ple.

She is a gen­uine hero­ine born of the hur­ri­cane. Joe. Sch­warz Pen­tic­ton

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