Michele Bachmann poked fun at the humorless Washington Ruling Class by suggesting that God, like the American People, was trying to call their attention to out-of-control government spending, in this case by sending a hurricane toward Washington DC.
Predictably, the remark was reported as if it were Bachmann's theological treatise on natural disasters ("Aha! We knew it when we saw those crazy eyes on the cover of Newsweek."); notwithstanding, I think Bachmann is onto something.
To wit, consider the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency -- the most unaccomplished, unknown candidate to ever win a major party's nomination. Could the ascension to power of the neophyte Obama, with all its deliterious consequences for the American People, be God's punishment for our national neglect of the minimal requirements of responsible self-government? Free men are responsible to discover the policies a candidate favors and his philosophy of government, before casting their vote for him, and knowing that the candidate is for "hope and change" doesn't meet that standard.