Not just a storm story
"I'm an independent, and I believe in some of the Republican values," a man in Isaac-flooded Slidell, La., told the Tampa Bay Times' Ben Montgomery today. "But by nature, with a smaller federal government you'd need a stronger state and local government. But how small can you go? On projects of this magnitude, you can't ever shrink the federal government to the point where it is so small that it can't help in a situation like this."