King went to the Canadian border and learned a little about geography..
From Buffalo Pundit:
"Copter Tour Gives Sense of Region’s Vulnerability
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King toured WNY (Western New York) with Tom Reynolds, Niagara County Sheriff Tim Beilein, and Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard.
In a Black Hawk helicopter, because that’s the way a poseur does it.
Representative King discovered that Niagara Falls and Canada are very close to Buffalo and WNY:
“To actually see it from the air, you realize just how close it all is,” King said of the international bridges, Niagara Falls tourist attractions, professional sports venues and infrastructure.
Thanks for stopping by, Congressmen."
From Buffalo News...
"You don't say
Rep. Peter King of Long Island, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was in town a week ago for a helicopter tour intended to highlight the area's potential terror targets.
The Republican also got a valuable geography lesson: Buffalo is near Canada.
"To actually see it from the air, you realize just how close it all is," King said of the international crossings, tourist sites and other venues he saw, The News reported last Saturday.
The BuffaloPundit Web log sarcastically noted King's discovery, which came at the side of Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence.
"Thanks for stopping by, congressmen," Pundit wrote.
Off Main Street would like to pass along a few other tidbits that might be news to King:
• Buffalo is the home of the chicken wing, often called the buffalo wing.
• We have the only NFL team that plays its home games in New York State.
• In the winter, we get a bit of snow. But it melts in the spring.
• That carbonated beverage you call "soda?" We call it "pop."