Poll: Who will be the first major politician to blatantly politicize the disaster in Japan?

March 15, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

Blogger Matthew Yglesias recently got the "Shamelessly Politicizing the Japanese Disaster" competition rolling when he demonized House Republicans with this tweet: "House GOP wants to slash National Weather Service budget, stop spending money on wasteful tsunami monitoring" -- as if, somehow, spending more money on our NWS could have prevented the fifth largest earthquake in history.

Now that we've seen the first pundit break the ice, who will be the first major politician to shamelessly politicize the disaster in Japan?

I've narrowed the field down to four candidates. Poll is to the left.

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