I thought it was an instructive contrast to Bush’s too-little, too-late personal response to Katrina. But the anecdote contains a lesson for Democrats, too: LBJ stood for a big idea—the healing power of government. He was in the mist of his Great Society presidency.
I'm pretty sure that's not what Fineman meant to say, but I love it. The Great Society was responsible for a lot of murky public policy goals, and most people who continue to advocate the Great Society are walking around in a fog.