The political firestorm hasn't even started, but I can already tell you, I savor the hearings on this debacle. I will agree with others that the state government dropped the ball, especially the LO governor and NO mayor. Regardless, the federal government (with far superior capabilities and personnel) dropped it even farther. As Pres. Bush (who will be unfairly blamed for a lot of this) stated, the early relief effort has been completely unacceptable. Notice the bipartisan anger seething from conservatives like Joe Scarborough and Sheppard Smith to liberals like Andrea Mitchell and Soledad O'Brien. They're on the ground, not us, not the politicians (except for their brief visits), watching the survivors, looking at the corpses, witnessing the suffering. Then these politicians come on there trying to bullshit them, and God bless these folks, they ain't having it. I usually reserve my contempt for the mass media, but they have shined through on this disaster.