Yup, that's it. That's what Rove and Cheney and Bush are feeling right now. They've got their Wag the Dog event, their urgent distraction from the reality of Bush's malfeasances in Iraq, in economic policy, in everything he touches: Hurricane Katrina, a Godsend for Bush, will be exploited by him and his comrades to bail him out of the onslaught of terrible news from home and abroad, to explain the rising gas prices, to allow him to be a savior (a false one, again), to deflect the news (the MSM news, certainly) from everything that's gone before.
How does he do it? How does Bush slide through a life of evil, corrupt, and worthless acts and somehow emerge unscathed, even heroic? A miracle, truly. No wonder he believes in a personal God and in Jesus as miracle-maker.