I don’t have anything very original to say right now. But “stay the course” writing on DailyKos, who survived the Bangladeshi floods and was in NYC during 9/11 does.
“President” Bush, to Diane Sawyer: I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.
(compare this with the following:)
New Orleans Mayor Roy Nagin: We told everybody the importance of the 17th Street Canal issue. We said, “Please, please take care of this. We don’t care what you do. Figure it out.”
Interviewer: Who’d you say that to?
Nagin: Everybody: the governor, Homeland Security, FEMA. You name it, we said it.
Or FingerInEveryPie’s poignant post on writing in and loving the New Orleans she visited only a few weeks ago. A city I never got the chance to see.
We have to seek wise words and support from the blogosphere, ladies and gents, because it just so happens that the leaders of the federal government are all either literally, or mentally, on vacation. Here’s a rundown on where they are, and what they’re doing when we really need them.