During election night in 2000, in the midst of the Florida debacle, NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw said "We don't just have egg on our face. We have an omlette."
Well this time it's not the television networks that have some explaining to. It's our own federal government that needs to explain why it has been so slow to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
And the world is watching. Specifically, they are taking note that the overwhelming majority of those affected by this disaster are poor African-Americans. Britain's Guardian daily stated: "In one of the poorest states in the country, where black people earn half as much as white people, this has taken on a racial dimension."