36,000Iowan's homeless after flooding...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Marie Welton figures her daughter will have to bulldoze her flooded home here. She worries about the survival of her own business, a children's hair salon, as people recover from epic flooding that put 1,000 blocks underwater.
"They say we're going to be resilient. They say we'll overcome this," Welton, 52, said Sunday, but Iowans' can-do spirit "is going to keep going down before it comes up." --USAToday.com
This is the basic theme of the Bush presidency, only I don't know how many times America can have it played out on her stage.