The half-full glass (just don’t try to drink from it)

Nero fiddled while Rome burned; Bush played the guitar while New Orleans drowned. And now this: The good news is—and it’s hard for some to see it now—that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott’s house—he’s lost his entire house— there’s going to be a fantastic house. And I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch.