Regarding letter writer D.B. Herman's claim that President Obama was "nowhere near" the disaster area after Hurricane Sandy, Is it possible he did not see the president with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie inspecting the destruction both from the air and on the ground ("Obama's disastrous storm response overlooked," Nov. 16)?

President Bush viewed the mess from Hurricane Katrina from the comfort of Air Force One. Perhaps he joins the group of Republicans who chastised Chris Christie for praising the president for his quick response to and commitment to helping the governor and the state of New Jersey.

Muriel Shefrin, Pikesville