Think about all the people that had to be airlifted from the roofs of their houses. Yes, there are a lot of poor people but if you can afford a house then you have the means to leave the city, period. Don't have a car? Ride with someone who does! Those helicopters could have been put to better use had those idiots heeded the warnings and evacuation notices and left their houses. For instance, they could have been airlifting out the elderly and sick. Also, the local government totally dropped the ball. Resources were available that were not used. Hundreds of school buses went unused for instance. IMHO Pres. Bush does not deserve the blame being aimed his way.