Wednesday, September 28, 2005

He actually holds elective office

State Sen. Hank Erwin, R-Montevallo, thinks God sent Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans and the Mississippi coast for their sinful indulgences of gambling and other general debauchery.

Thankfully, now that Erwin has revealed himself as an expert on divine punishment, we know who to ask for an explanation of why Hurricane Ivan slammed into southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle last year. Or why a killer F5 tornado demolished the tiny town of Oak Grove in 1998. Or why Las Vegas, gambling haven that it is, hasn't been obliterated in a giant sandstorm.

Perhaps geography and shifting weather patterns play integral roles in determining where and when natural disasters strike. Still, just to be on the safe side, maybe we can earn some immunity if we ban gay adoption once and gay marriage twice.