Of course, the real recovery effort will come as a result of insurance companies writing checks to those with damages, and money coming out of the pockets of individuals restoring their own properties, not as the result of an extremely fat man and an extremely skinny man posing in front of cameras.
But the hurricane has brought these two power hungry men together. The fat one willing to throw his political party overboard, with imagery of posing with a skinny Democratic president, even if the fat one has little to say beyond platitudes. Coincidentally, just as the fat one pretends that government is playing a major role in the recovery effort, over at Cato Shrugged, the fat man is featured along with a transcript of a keynote speech he delivered at Cato. The speech delivered to that crowd was full of nothing but a series of platitudes. Indeed, it was so bad that I doubt anyone beyond Ed Crane will admit they attended the event.