Shakespeare's Sister (SS) wrote this amazing entry on friday, taking on Grover Norquist's "starve the beast" philosophy of government. SS also linked to Matthew Yglesias who said “They say there are no atheists in foxholes. Similarly, there are no libertarians in the aftermath of a giant, city-wide flood.”
I have, unfortunately, had to listen to folks who still want to cling, like barnacles to the uber-libertarian view that we should abolish, as much as possible, the federal government. And, I hear them assess this situation in NOLA as the fault of the folks there for not preparing, getting out, or getting up and helping themselves. Sickening. Why not just send all these liberatarians off to their own little island, far away from interconnected and interdependent communities, where they can exercise their fundamental, god-given right to individual liberty, which for them only means freedom from government or anyone else taking their stuff.