Out of the heartbreaking catastrophe that was Hurricane Katrina, we saw a true leader arise. And his last name wasn't Bush.
I'm talking about Al Gore, former Vice President and winner of the 2000 Presidential election.
President Gore paid to have some of the displaced Americans in New Orleans flown to his home state of Tennessee; he and son Albert were on the flight accompanying them.
In Gore, we saw a leader who, unlike many other politicians, was not afraid to step up to the plate. And unlike many politicians, he wasn't looking for the network cameras, either. He granted no interviews and did a wonderul service in private.
Well done, President Gore. (Perhaps you can pick up the phone and call George W. to give him a few pointers in Presidential leadership).