Reeling from the chaos of this overwhelmed city, at least 200 New Orleans police officers have walked away from their jobs and two have committed suicide, police officials said on Saturday.
But a president who flew from Crawford to Washington in a heartbeat to intervene in the medical case of a single patient, Terri Schiavo, has no business lecturing anyone about playing politics with tragedy.
Rick Perry says state is nearing its limit
"We don't have fetal monitors here. We don't have the basics. All I could was feel her. And I didn't feel the baby kick."
White House Shifts Blame to State and Local Officials (Behind-the-scenes power struggle between Bush and Gov. Blanco)
"Natural disaster is caused by the sin in the world," said Maj. John Jones, area commander for the Salvation Army, who led the service. "The acts of God are what happens afterwards ... all the good that happens."
(So, man caused the hurricane by sinning, and God is the one driving the buses and piloting the choppers and offering his spare bedroom to homeless strangers? I . . . have no words.)