Bush Nailed It
He didn't hit my laundry list of things below, but he hit the notes he needed to hit.
My major gripe is that he didn't challenge Congress to funnel pork projects to the Gulf Coast, but it sounds like his plans for renewal are fairly clear.
He is by no means a perfect leader, nor does he pretend to be, but he can personally project encouragement and motivate progress like nobody I have ever seen. This will also wash away all of the trouble from the disjointed response of the first days of the relief effort.
Bravo. Now let's make it happen.