Like many of my friends
, New Orleans has a special place in my life. I've been there on three different occasions and had an incredible, unbelievable amount of fun in a different way every time. I didn't really take Hurricane Katrina seriously, because I'm in Europe and somewhat out of the loop, plus I just couldn't imagine that anything too terrible could happen to one of my favorite places on earth. I was wrong. Tin Foil Hat
makes a good case for why this tragedy is inexcusable, beyond all partisan politics.
In the meantime, if you haven't already, please donate to the Red Cross
. Somebody has to do the job our government has bungled.