Thanks to Andrew for letting me write here.

A cynic might argue that these promises from the Bush Administration will end up being just as empty as his performance after Katrina that it's all about political appearances, and nothing will actually get done.

But in this case, political appearances would actually argue in favor of a positive and vigorous federal intervention: They need the place in good shape for the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

No reason to be cynical at all.

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