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The Bush administration is going to do every possible thing it can do to appear engaged and responsive to Hurricane Rita. So, it struck me as humorous to have Bush telling Rove he was going on vacation. However, here's a Rita story from the real world that's serious -- from WashingtonPost.com:
Texas Coast Braces For Rita
1.1 Million Ordered To Evacuate Homes
By Ceci Connolly and Sylvia Moreno
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, September 22, 2005; A01
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 21 -- Hurricane Rita, a massive storm packing 165-mph winds and destructive force equal to the might of Hurricane Katrina, tracked through the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for more than 1.1 million Texans and the few remaining holdouts in storm-ravaged New Orleans.