Politicians are going to need to realize that photo-ops don't solve problems. I think that's one of Obama's biggest problems. He thinks just because he shows up or says something that problems will fix themselves. They don't.
The problem is Con-Ed. And to go even further, it is our 1940's vintage electrical power grid. Con-Ed is a for profit business, just as Dominion Power here is in Virginia. Obama and/or ouur government can throw all the money at Con-Ed they want now and it will still take weeks to restore power, because the utility companies put profits above all else.
Con-Eds business is providing power. You think this whole thing is profitable for them?
You actually think they are dragging feet because they want to somehow make a profit out of a situation that will cost them so much to restore services?
Like I said, fucking clueless.