Stuck in the middle of a drought, Alabama Governor Bob Riley is turning to the supernatural for help:
With the state’s weather forecasters not delivering much-needed rain, Gov. Bob Riley on Thursday turned to a higher power. The governor issued a proclamation calling for a week of prayer for rain, beginning Saturday.
Riley encouraged Alabamians to pray “individually and in their houses of worship.”
I’d like to see a governor issue a proclamation asking people to throw salt over their shoulder, keep their fingers crossed, sacrifice lambs to the weather gods or do rain dances. Those would do just as much good, but would be greeted quite differently. The same people who support this proclamation would be decrying how silly that one was. Meanwhile, it’s flooding in Texas. Apparently they pray harder in Texas than in Alabama. Set your irony meters for stun.