There are a couple of more things about Katrina worth noting. The first is that it appears that President Bush has issued an executive order to suspend the minimum wage in the recovery area. Sounds mighty suspicious to me.
The second is that the FEMA is doing all it can to block reporters from taking photos of those killed by the hurricane. Supposedly they want to show respect for the dead, but it's more likely they're covering their asses after such colossal failure. Most likely the media will comply because U.S. journalists generally do not have spines. Fortunately Americablog has hired a correspondent. You can read his dispatches there. Or check out What Really Happened for a small gallery. (There are some dead bodies, nothing particularly graphic, but if that's the sort of thing bothers you, you might want to pass.)