We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sometimes, it's just fun to play the immature gotcha blame game. So I will. I blame the storm. So does Rick. Fact: Search and rescue and evacuation is not FEMA's job. Fact: Governments don't do very much, very well, except spend $.
Dems strategize about how to best profit from Katrina, here.
Bolton on the job. HT, View from 1776. He has already quietly done a great service.