Thursday, June 28, 2007
Governor Bob Riley of Alabama has a unique way of seeking to fulfill his duties: he's trying to get someone else to take care of his state's problems:
Riley issued a proclamation Thursday declaring June 30 through July 7 as "Days of Prayer for Rain" and asked citizens to pray individually and in their houses of worship.So, instead of having the government actually try to do something for farmers and communities in the state, the governor is asking them to ask someone else for help. And, of course, should God not come through, we all will know whose fault it would be ... them sinful farmers and communities, not the government's!
"Throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady in times of difficulty. This drought is without question a time of great difficulty for our farmers and for communities across our state," Riley said in a statement.
On the other hand, it might be a wise move to consult the people of Marble Falls on the potential pitfalls of getting what you wish for.