'We don't have to get approval to execute':
Here's a great overview
of Katrina events and the bureaucratic breakdown at almost every governmental level -- except at the U.S. Coast Guard. ... David Brooks
on the pre-storm emergency response plans: 'The quality of the facilitating must have been surpassed only by the magnificence of the interfacing!' ... At this point, I see no reason to change my prior
descending-order humanoid culpability list: 1.) the governor of Louisiana 2.) the mayor of New Orleans 3.) the president of the United States -- all bunched tightly together. ... 'In dire need of reasons for optimism': A very satisfying win.