THE WRONG MESSAGE AT THE WRONG TIME IN HOUSTON!

SILLY POLITICAL GAMES ON THE AIRWAVES DURING A DEVASTATING TIME!

As many of you know last week all of us here in Houston were dealing with the devastation we know as Hurricane Ike. It was a tough time as many people had damage to their homes, power outages, flooding in our neighborhoods and even worse – the loss of life by some here in our area. All local television stations were focused on helping people get the right information and news they needed to push through this storm. Some of them even chose not to run any commercials like FOX 26. But what caught me by surprise and even irritated me was an advertisement on KTRH radio. It was a commercial paid for and sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. It was a partisan political commercial that seemed out of place and very negative at the wrong time. While most of us are suffering, the radio ad focused on attacking Congressman Nick Lampson. It was the same old silly game from Washington DC that many of us get tired of hearing. It was the name calling (liberal) and divisiveness that some thrive on. It was just so inappropriate that it left me wanting to call the radio station to complain. This is a time when people are suffering and this agency (US Chamber) has time to play childish political games on the airwaves. In the middle of this storm when people are helping each other, color lines have temporarily disappeared and politics irrelevant – the US Chamber of Commerce wanted to divide us. Shame on you guys for not sending a better message in Houston at such a trying time. I don’t fault KTRH, they simply aired the commercial paid for by a political group but I do blame that group for their silliness!