Waiting in ABQ

I’m sitting here in the cantina in ABQ waiting for my flight. I tried to get in on an earlier flight but everything is booked. At least this airport has free WiFi.

Bush is doing his photo op on the TV right now in Biloxi. What took the relief effort so long to get in gear? It’s been four days since Katrina left the Gluf Coast.

At the same time, some joy to report. There was a huge contingent of greeters at the security checkpoint, holding signs and waving flags. And then the troops showed up several groups that were no doubt returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. There were camera crews everywhere. The joy on these people’s faces, and the ecstatic shouts from their friends and family members, was really something. The whole airport broke out in applause.