Paul Bremer knows it all too well:

Berated for months by Iraqis over power cuts, the top U.S. administrator in Baghdad returned to Washington this week to find that Hurricane Isabel had knocked out electricity to his own family’s home.

Paul Bremer told a Senate committee meeting on Wednesday, “As millions of American households, including the Bremer household, have learned in recent days, it is almost impossible to live in the modern world without dependable electricity,”

Asked by Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden whether he was looking forward to going back to Iraq, Bremer quipped he had a better power supply in Baghdad than Washington, where power companies are still struggling to restore power to thousands of homes cut when Isabel roared through last Thursday.

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