"[W]hen a disaster comes that is not what you expect, you expect a human reaction, not a political reaction," said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco in 2007.
But will John Boehner get King's support in the election for House Speaker?
In unsparing and blunt language, Gov. Chris Christie lowered the boom on Washington for its inaction to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The House speaker is the focus of opprobrium usually reserved for Democrats.
Nothing any Democrat says about the failure to vote on assistance to the victims of Hurricane Sandy can be as powerful as the words of a loyal Republican.