When Oprah hasn't visited the site. I guess Bush was waiting for his big-name celebrities to visit New Orleans to see what the situation was like.
Barbera - "George! Oprah broke down on national TV from New Orleans"
George - "Dick, it's time; send in the relief supplies"
Ok I'm a bad cynic. But I dislike the concept of celebrities and the belief that their word is important. Keep the celebrities, their entourage out and the camera crews out of N.O. and send in the rescue, military and emergency workers.
Of course now we'll have the American news networks trying to out do each other with emotional stories of hardship and happiness. Look guys, the tragedy has already affected me - just don't tug my heart-strings any more, ok?