Why do politicians of whatever party love a crisis?
If I may, I will embellish Professor Reynolds answer by quoting Governor William J. LePetomaine:
"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Hurumph! Hurumph! Hurumph!"
DOWNDATE: A concurrent e-mail yields a sort of Instalanche.