Noble Eagle has a few good questions to be answered, go see how you would respond. I am amazed by the all of the histronics rallying around New Orleans when the important tasks at hand are still being managed. I don't understand the public carping and finger pointing while there is so much of the initial work remaining to be done.
Like the burning building in my example, hurricane Katrina (and its aftermath) is a crisis situation. Solve the problem first, point fingers later. Anyone who is pointing fingers now should be pushed aside immediately. They are not only not helping, they are hindering efforts. Remember the golden rule of crisis situations:
LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY!