When a blizzard's coming, there are sure to be stories about folks stocking up on milk and toilet paper.
And when the blizzard's over, there are sure to be stories about outrage over unplowed streets and seemingly unprepared state and local governments.
That's exactly what's happening now in the wake of this weekend's big blizzard in the Northeast. As Politico says:
"In New York City, [independent] Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent a second day Tuesday batting back questions about his administration’s response to the Christmas weekend deluge, urging citizens to stay calm while city agencies work to clear the streets.
"Across the river in New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie's team is struggling to explain how both the governor and his second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, ended up on out-of-state vacations during a widely forecast blizzard."
As you'd expect, the New York tabloids are having a (snowy) field day: