NEW ORLEANS (AP)-Eager to show his concern for New Orleans hurricane and flood victims amidst accusations that federal relief efforts had greatly failed, President George Bush and his advisors flew by helicopter deep into the flood-ravaged city and sampled some of the Cajun cuisine unique to the area.
"That was some feast we had," commented Bush to reporters with a satisfied burb after returning. "It was sort of a gumbo, with okra and tomatoes and a delicious meat that the chef called democratic possum' or long pork.' They served it up in a big iron stew pot on the roof of a high school. The aroma was very, very appetizing, I can tell you."
Reporters who attended the feast noted that a newly formed tribe had welcomed Bush on the roof and now happily inhabited the unflooded top floors of the school. They seemed to be having no trouble finding meat to eat despite the lack of relief supplies, and the survivors seemed to be very well-fed.
During meal preparations, reporters noted that lots were drawn by the members of the tribe and the lucky winner was responsible for providing the meat. Flotsam and jetsam in the water and smashed up desks and chairs provided an ample supply of fuel for the stew pot. The culinary process seemed very sanitary and efficient.
The tribe even traded several gallons of the Cajun gumbo in exchange for cans of beans and other provisions from the Presidential helicopter.
"My, but those Creole natives were friendly," said Bush as he waved goodbye. "They even gave me the recipe for the gumbo so we can cook it up in the White House cafeteria."
Fortunately the helicopter was reinforced with Kevlar and a few shots from overly-enthusiastic natives harmlessly bounced off the hull and the rotors.
"It is pretty clear that everything is getting back to normal in New Orleans, despite all the agitation by unhappy Democrats and local officials that things are amiss here," said Bush later. "Once we pump all the water out of New Orleans, everything will be as good as new. Then those peoples will be more than happy to vote Republican. There's really nothing like Louisiana cooking."