Katrina - Framing!
Wonkette has a beautiful meme that any Democrat on TV should try to incorporate as often as possible: EPA cleanup worker calls flooded, ravaged New Orleans "Lake George." Brilliant, shrill perhaps but not obnoxious or snobby, could catch on. Sure you'll be attacked for saying it, but who cares? Just remember to (quite accurately) attribute it to "EPA" or "rescue and cleanup" workers in New Orleans.