While the pundits play with all the political issues of this disaster real people are faced with the realities of this situation. To all of them I say "save the banter for later this is real folks". I have to agree with Christie on one aspect of the situation. This is no time to play politics with people's lives. I'm of the type who ignores such foolishness when an emergency arises. There's a time to debate and a time to roll up the sleeves and get things done. More than once I've come short of telling the boss to FO when I see a greater need than to sit around and constantly rehash a problem and get nothing done. Complaining is all well and good if you actually have a plan to fix problems. If not, shut the hell up and get out of the way. As I see it you're either part of the solution or you have now become part of the problem. And most situations are easy to fix if you follow a logical progression. The current situation will take months if not years to fix but arguing about it and placing blame will fix nothing. We have created such artificial differences within society that it takes a natural disaster to remind us that we're all pretty much the same. When your house collapses it matters not at the moment how much education you have, your political views or the color of your skin. We are truly all in this together. Unless you happen to be a home builder with the necessary skills and funds you aren't going to pull yourself up by any bootstraps. It takes a community to be a community and no one part is more important than the rest.