Once again, I get to watering the blog waaaay late in the evening, so I'll use the shorthand version and simply direct you to some must reads:
Update: The Absolute Failure of State and Local Officials Facing A Hurricane: Hurricane Ivan
Media Already Going Wobbly on Katrina
Freeper Myth Exposed: Nagin Never Spoke to Bush Before Ordering Evacuation
TPM Cafe on Restricted Press Access
The Potemkin President, Part II
Sorry for the abbreviated entries of late, folks. I'm short on time until Sunday, so as always, I invite you to explore the blogroll. Lots of good things to be found there.