For my initial post, a bit of prophecy, courtesy of Michael Brown.
From March testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, as reported at WorldNetDaily:
"Our nation is prepared, as never before, to deal quickly and capably with the consequences of disasters and other domestic incidents."
Well, certainly America has dealt with the Katrina aftermath as it never had responded to a national calamity before.
I also assume that the consequences of the PR disaster, for Bush & Co. will be dealt with quickly and capably.
That roar you hear in the distance is the waves of saliva being generated in Karl Rove's mouth as he sets the 'recovery' in motion.