In another country, this would raise questions. In another country, Dubya's administration would be challenged about its poor planning and chaotic response to the crisis. In another country, opposition politicians would take every opportunity to take the ruling party to task for its poor performance.
In this country, I gather, the opposition party is still waiting for the facts [to] speak for themselves when the time is appropriate". And as for the populace in general, or at least the likely voters among them, have already decided where the blame for the death and the misery lies --- with the dead and the miserable. It's the responsibility era, folks. At least for the little people.