From NBC's Mark Murray
With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina coming up tomorrow, the AP has a story in which Republicans are praising the Obama administration's FEMA team and efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
"Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., says Obama's team has brought a more practical and flexible approach. Many local officials offer similar reviews. Even Doug O'Dell, former President George W. Bush's recovery coordinator, says the Obama administration's "new vision" appears to be turning things around. Not too long ago, Jindal said in a telephone interview, Louisiana governors didn't have 'very many positive things' to say about the Federal Emergency Management Agency."
"But Jindal said he had a lot of respect for the current FEMA chief, Craig Fugate, and his team. 'There is a sense of momentum and a desire to get things done,' the governor said. Added O'Dell: 'I think the results are self-evident.'"
Of course, it's still REALLY early, and Team Obama has yet to deal with a real hurricane hitting the United States...