"White House Operative: Bush Went to New Orleans to Find “A Good News Story”"
The official reason for President Bush’s trips to New Orleans, via Scott McClellan:
The president believes that it’s important to get a firsthand account of the operations that are ongoing to provide relief to the people in need.
The real reason, via Charlee Williamson, who works for the French Quarter restaurant where Bush dined yesterday:
Last Thursday, I got a call from a member of the president’s advance team. She is actually from New Orleans. Her father is one of our best customers at Bacco. And they were looking for a place that had reopened that was a good news story about business coming back to New Orleans.