Talk:Hurricane Katrina causes upwards of $12bn of damage; oil prices surge
Where's the nation's leader? Where's President Bush? 
Still waiting for our President to show up (leaders should lead maybe? this situation needs to have someone in control giving orders). The mayor said there is no coordination among the agencies and you can see that on your tv with the levee breeches widening by the hour and absolutely noone around trying to plug the breeches. The mayor says that noone can find a helicopter to use to drop the huge bags of gravel typically used and noone can find a barge to use to plug the hole. No one can get an aircraft carrier or cruise boat in to help the people get out. It's now 100 degrees inside the superdome with 20,000 people and NO WORKING TOILETS. The water is still rising; 15 feet throughout the city now.Desperation is setting in.
Ya just don't get it. These people are poor AND black...not the Palm Beach/Boca Raton crowd...and this is not a "battleground" state. Our Whitehouse couldn't care less,imo. Paulrevere2005 12:01, 31 August 2005 (UTC)