My old roommate Reid Wilson makes an interesting observation:
When the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina rolls around a year from now, two nominees will be engaged in the pitched final sprint of a long campaign. The Democratic National Convention will have ended the day before the August 29th anniversary, while the Republican’s gathering begins just three days later. Both campaigns will likely hold events to mark the solemn occasion, and once again New Orleans will be thrust into the national spotlight.
It will be interesting to see in that heady political atmosphere if Katrina and the subsequent rebuilding effort becomes a campaign issue and whether (weather?) or not it will be an excuse for partisan mudslinging.