Its too bad that Katrina didn't come a year earlier. In 2005, Fire-Rescue International was in New Orleans. They couldn't have asked for better equipment, or a better bunch of people to run it.
I think Hillary would love it. As Secretary of State, she could instantly expand the DSS from a small cadre of extrememly competent professionals, to about a dozen "Internal Security Divisions," staffed mostly by illegal aliens and drug addicts.