Whiskey Bar: The Prattle of New Orleans: "There's no point in parsing every point in Shrub's big speech last night -- not when we've learned, through bitter experience, that there's rarely a connection between the real world and the text on his teleprompter."
Bush speeches have been the kiss of death to a number of initiatives, in one way or another.
Katrina may have been the beginning of the Perfect Political Storm -- the Katrina Reconstruction promises to be nearer to the main event.
Incompetence, Corruption, Arrogance and Callous Indifference are the Four Horsemen of the Bush Apocalypse. Shorter Bush speech: saddle up, my hardies!