Two years ago today, New Orleans drowned. My favorite city in the world.
Its eccentric, poetic people were scattered all over the country. They are still there. No one has helped them.
I can't help thinking that in Europe, in Japan, in Canada, in Australia, a major city could not be devastated and then left to die like this.
If you want to understand what has happened there, read this blog from the beginning. It will take you twenty minutes, and you will know more about it than our President does.
I see President Bush is in New Orleans today. No doubt his PR people had him go, after the fiasco of his not even bothering to mention the devastated region in his State of the Union address this year-- which shows what a priority it is to the White House. Oh, those people are probably all Democrats, anyway.
At least, they are now.