The chair of the Republican Party is "taking his party hat off" relating to the storm Gustav and its relief efforts. But only because everybody is looking now.
When the victims of Katrina were invisible, this Administration didn't care. The political theorists felt that the Federal government should have a reduced role in rescuing states in distress, and the result was death and chaos.
They won't get away with that again, and they know it.
So now they care. I really believe they do. For themselves.