Very bad, as you consider that people are still waiting for rescue. And even once Colorado's residents are all safe and dry, there will be hundreds of miles of roads to rebuild, dozens of bridges to replace, and thousands of houses (many uninsured) to restore.
Gessler had scheduled his Cable Center announcement for a week after the recall election in Colorado Springs and Pueblo -- enough time to figure out if there were any big election snafus that the Secretary of State's office would have to deal with (or could be blamed for), and also to analyze what kind of impact that recall vote might have on the 2014 campaign. His strategists were prepared for any eventuality at the ballot box -- but no one could have predicted a flood of Biblical proportions.
You can blame Gessler for many things -- but not insensitivity in this case. Because of all the flood coverage, his announcement didn't make much of a splash -- but there's still plenty of time for his critics to say he's gotten in over his head. Fourteen months, in fact.
For more on his gubernatorial race, go to the still very bare-bones Scott Gessler for Governor website. And for more discussion of this, the flood and Colorado's cleanup, tune into Channel 12 at 8 p.m. tonight.
From the Calhoun: Wake Up Call archives: "Want to help Colorado flood victims? Here's how."