You know, I'd actually been wondering about this, although in my own case it was because I watched FEMA spring into action following the tornados in Florida a week or two ago.
In case anyone's wondering what the Bush Administration position is on New Orleans, that's been answered. It's: drop dead
Governor Kathleen Blanco declared a state of emergency yesterday afternoon, and asked the White House to do likewise. As of right now, late Wednesday night, the response from George W. Bush is that he will present the governor a timetable for when he will "consider" declaring the New Orleans area in a state of emergency.
If this sounds familiar, it should. The scenario lacks playful guitar strumming and a birthday cake at a desert resort, but it is all too similar to what happened in early September of 2005.
Bush declared an emergency within 24 hours of a tornado which recently struck Mississippi.
Fortunately, New Orleanians are far stronger than Team Bush realizes. Indeed, the rebirth of New Orleans will stand in marked contrast to the epic failures of this administration...