Washington was struck today by a modest (5.9) earthquake, temporarily bringing the government to a halt. Unfortunately, before the recovery could get going, everyone went back to work. Compounding the missed opportunity, the Congress was in recess, and the president was on vacation.
Next chance for a recovery will occur in a few days when hurricane Irene moves up the east coast. Reliable sources* are saying that a congressman who is videotaped standing outdoors during a Cat 4 or better hurricane has a better chance of getting re-elected.
*I know that the Donks have won at least 3 elections with dead candidates on the ballot in recent history.