Who'd have thunk it, average Joe Cowboy seems to be more level-headed than the mediasphere
Americans are broadly critical of government preparedness in the Hurricane Katrina disaster -- but far fewer take George W. Bush personally to task for the problems, and public anger about the response is less widespread than some critics would suggest.
Q and O have perhaps the most succinct round up
of the whole fiasco. Meanwhile Eric at Classical Values illustrates what a mess
the whole concept of FEMA is after the 90s growth of "responsibilities". Basically, if you are relying on a bloated national level bureaucracy to save your bacon in the first few days, you are bacon. Of course the above two sites are of the less government is better flavour and understand a federal nation well, so expect them not to advocate for expanding federal structures even more.