Today is the third anniversary of the worst man-made disaster in American history and not a penny of compensation has been paid to the victims; nor has a single Army Corps official been disciplined, demoted or dismissed.
The last Democratic presidential candidate who failed to engage, who abjured ruthlessness because it wasn't consistent with the noble kind of politics he wanted America to practice, was Michael Dukakis.
For those outside New Orleans who ask, "what happened to all the Federal money down there?", a guide appears in the Times-Picayune explaining the labyrinth homeowners have had to navigate to get their Road Home grant.
Obama is on the front lines of the flood, helping residents clean up and start over. Where is McCain in this effort? Is he pitching in to help? Or is he off to another party at the Bush "ranch" in his wife's jet?
This weekend Barack Obama ditched his suit, picked up a shovel and started filling sandbags in the Midwest flood zone. John McCain sent a press release from a private fundraiser in Riverside, California.
The trailers FEMA sent to Katrina refugees were taxpayer-funded carcinogen containers -- with air quality so poor that the agency was issued an order to stop using them due to the high levels of formaldehyde.