No, I'm not suggesting that Cindy Sheehan go to New Orleans and take over the disaster relief, but we need someone, anyone, to begin coordinating relief. We can't count on the government - they've shown how inept they are at relief. We need folks with boats, helicopters, etc. to start gathering supplies and sending them. Drop water and food from helicopters, boat in to help evacuate. Water is the first thing you send in a situation like this. I've heard reports that they're out. I've heard reports that people are dying in the streets, fainting.
I guess what I'm saying is, when Cindy went to Crawford, suddenly hundreds followed and they set up a well run operation. We need that kind of effort right now.
The blogosphere has the amazing potential, not for just raising money, but awareness and getting things done. Sure, I can send a check to the Red Cross, but I can't make them give the people water.
(sorry, but my heart is breaking and I am so angry right now and feel so totally helpless. God damn George Bush to HELL. The sooner the better!)