Balanced Hurricane Katrina comments

The best commentary I've seen so far is from John Tierney: A simple Magic Marker strategy might have saved lives, including this quote: "The liberals bewailing the insensitivity and racism of Republicans in Washington sound like a bad rerun of the 1960s, when urban riots were blamed on everyone but the rioters and the police. Yes, the White House did a terrible job of responding to Katrina, but Democratic leaders in New Orleans and Louisiana didn't even fulfill their basic duties."