Senate majority leader Bill Frist is getting flack for stage directing a photo shoot in Sri Lanka, reportedly telling a staffer, "Get some devastation in the back." This seems insensitive and opportunistic, but at least it's honest. Folks like Jeb Bush just sort of shuffle in front of orphans and hope someone notices.
As for Frist, NGOs working in the area cleared all the cats out before Frist arrived, hoping to prevent a second tragedy in the tsunami's wake.
U.S. Military Relief Effort Panned [CBS/AP]