One year ago, amidst the rubble caused by Hurricane Katrina, George W. Bush promised that the Gulf Coast's shattered treasures would be rebuilt:

"Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."

And now, on this tragic anniversary, the president acknowledges just how little has been accomplished:
“United States Senator Trent Lott had a fantastic house overlooking the bay. I know because I sat in it with he and his wife. And now it’s completely obliterated. There’s nothing.”