Others have summarized the right wing excuses on Katrina, but so far, I like Green Knight’s the best:
1. The real victims here are the President and his Administration, because they’re being (gasp!) criticized. The people stranded in New Orleans are not victims. They have no one to blame but themselves.
2. Nobody could have seen the emergency coming. Nevertheless, those people in New Orleans should have seen the emergency coming.
3. The federal government does not have the magical power to save everybody. Nevertheless, state and local governments do have that magical power.
But, on the other hand, here’s something we can agree with, via The Talent Show: