Forty-two people dead, sadly, in just Lee County. And there will probably be more.

The media now unleashes the New DeathSantis Narrative it started working on a week ago.

At least 42 people are dead in Lee County, one of the areas hardest-hit by Hurricane Ian where rescue and recovery efforts are still ongoing.

Local officials are now facing questions about why they didn’t urge people in the path of the destructive Category 4 hurricane to evacuate sooner.

Last Sunday — three days before the storm landed on the peninsula — the National Hurricane Center predicted that Ian could bring a storm surge of 4 to 7 feet from Englewood to Bonita Beach, which includes all of coastal Lee County.

A 4 to 7 foot surge isn’t a major surge. It was the 10 to 15 foot (or more) surges that were deadly.

Lee County was not in the storm’s path according to the storm track 72 hours before landfall, as DeSantis explains to this dolt of a CNN reporter. Even at 48 hours, it was only on the periphery.

In other words, the storm changed its path and moved towards Lee County in the last 24 hours before landfall.

And DeSantis did order an evacuation. Actually, this isn’t directly about DeSantis; it’s about the local officials, who did order an evacuation. But the media is attempting to blame DeSantis for the local officials’ “deadly delay.”

Curious that the press attacked the Republican president but not Louisiana Democrats during their insanely inaccurate Katrina coverage, but now, the Democratic president gets a pass, and it’s the Florida Republican whom they’re attempting to run the same playbook on: DeSantis’s critics embarrass themselves over Hurricane Ian. “Untouchable in his private life, in his career before politics, and now in his highly competent handling of his first major natural disaster, DeSantis’s critics are only embarrassing themselves. They know it, and it is driving them crazy. Call it DeSantis Derangement Syndrome, and expect to be entertained as 2024 approaches.”

As fellow Insta-blogger Gail wrote on Friday, “The media can’t wait to blame DeSantis for Hurricane Ian.  Of course, that’s nothing new.  Bush got blamed for Katrina.  And the recent report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights put the blame on Trump for Hurricane Maria.  What’s interesting is how the blame gets assigned to the federal, state, or territorial level depending on where the Republicans are.”