Mad Magazine Blasts Gov. Snyder in ’20 Dumbest List’ for Flint Water Crisis
Mad Magazine's issue featuring the dumbest people, events and things of 2016 is on sale Dec. 13.
Coming in at No. 3 on Mad's annual list is Michigan's own Governor Rick Snyder.
MLive reports that the mag have given us a preview of Snyder's ranking. The page titled "The Faucet's Wrong With This One" criticizes the governor's behavior in the Flint water crisis.
The text goes on:
"When it comes to clueless, incompetent and callously indifferent politicians, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan truly sank to new lows this year. Unfortunately, the lows he sank to weren't at the bottom of a contaminated body of water in Flint.
"Back in 2014, one of Snyder's lackeys switched Flint's water supply from the Detroit system to the Flint River in order to save a few bucks. When residents complained of toxic brown sludge flowing from corroded faucets, Snyder did nothing while his constituents suffered hair loss, rashes, E. coli infections and Legionnaires' disease. Hell, the GM plant in Flint even stopped using the water because it was corroding car parts! Officials begged Snyder to help fix the problem, but it took him eight months to even visit Flint and a full year to declare a state of emergency.
"It's a tough story to swallow -- though not nearly as tough as the water in Flint."
According to MLive, Mad Magazine also takes aim at Donald Trump, with the cover of the Dec. 13 issue depicting Alfred E. Newman throwing up into a Make America Great Again hat.