Obama heeding the echoes of Katrina

As another storm targets Gulf Coast, president prepares

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Flooding after Hurricane Katrina

For many Americans, Hurricane Katrina was more than just a storm. Its damage also reached even farther than the extensive damage it did to New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast.

In particular, it was a “Category 5 metaphor” for President Barack Obama, says Politico, representing the dangers of Republican small government and, obviously, a public image disaster for George W. Bush.

And now, as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the same area of the country, Obama is set to respond promptly and fully, both to illustrate his personal abilities as president and to demonstrate that a larger government can be good for the people.

See the story at Politico and read about the impact of the storm at Business Week.