What I am not doing is assigning blame to anyone, I don't blame Bush for FEMA's response to Katrina although I do have a low opinion of New Orleans mayor in how he handled and prepared for that crisis. I believe Bush got more blame that he really deserved, he certainly did his part quickly enough in declaring it a disaster zone and freeing up Federal aid like FEMA, however when he passed the ball to FEMA and the local agencies as is his job to do, they fumbled it pretty badly.
So in the end all I'm really looking at are the results, I know they are different storms and provided different challenges, but one cannot deny that the response was going much worse by this time during Katrina than it is now during Sandy. For example unlike Katrina I haven't seen a story yet about someone dying post-storm due to lack of supplies or proper attention.
I think we all need more information and I believe I jumped the gun in forming my opinion as quickly as I did, but by early accounts it looks like FEMA is doing a better job. I know people are short on gas but at least they aren't short on food or water to the point that their lives are threatened.