Obama stopped off in the Big Easy yesterday for some political posturing. In his speech he criticized…

the “shameful breakdown in government” that followed Katrina, which he described as “a natural disaster but also a man-made catastrophe.”

Sure, okay. Bad local government. Bad state government. Weak response from FEMA.
As we all know, Obama learned from that example, so that when the BP oil rig exploded, he got right on it, accepting expert help from the Dutch, focusing on the problem — oops, nope, none of that.
When the going got tough, Obama went on vacation. Which probably explains this:

The oil spill in the Gulf may be mostly out of the headlines now but Louisiana voters aren’t getting any less mad at Barack Obama about his handling of it. Only 32% give Obama good marks for his actions in the aftermath of the spill, while 61% disapprove.

Louisianans are feeling more and more that George W. Bush’s leadership on Katrina was better than Obama’s on the spill. 54% think Bush did the superior job of helping the state through a crisis to 33% who pick Obama. That 21 point margin represents a widening since PPP asked the same question in June and found Bush ahead by a 15 point margin. Bush beats Obama 87-2 on that score with Republicans and 42-30 with independents, while Obama has just a 65-24 advantage with Democrats.