Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), U.S. president
What is needed by government and the Bush gang in particular is a vision for the affected states. A concerted effort to rebuild cities and homes while at the same time creating jobs and a lasting infrastructure to help raise the level and standard of living in some of the poorer areas.
Something akin to public works programs to get people working again. We can turn this disaster into a beacon of hope and prosperity with the proper planning. Here is a chance for the Bush gang to plan quickly, but strategically to rebuild not just the city but also the thousands of lives disrupted by Mother Nature.
The government cannot simply throw money at the situation and hope for the best. Quick, actionable planning is required to make this relief effort lasting.