Meaning here is that Rove will probably turn the area Republican as part of his solutions. He will be helped by the scene of the bulk of the poor evacuees not wishing to return, since they left nothing of value and have came into much better situations since they left.
As well, the New Media (such as Tony Snow on Fox Radio) have been uncovering the gross corruption which has existed at all levels/echelons of governmental organization. As the area rebuilds, it will have more entrepreneurs - which tend to vote more Republican. That mayor and that Governor have had their final terms, as has the Democratic Party, though the shift won't finalize until the Presidential election of '08.
Lexington Herald-Leader | 09/27/2005 | Bush adviser Karl Rove raises funds in Lexington:
"As political director and later senior adviser to Bush, Rove has helped the administration and the national Republican Party navigate rough political waters time and time again.
Bush recently assigned Rove to head up the White House's plans for rebuilding the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Rove, during 30 minutes of speaking and taking questions, said that improving the living conditions in Louisiana and coastal Mississippi has dominated the administration's time lately, said Hunter Bates, a lobbyist who is a former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and was Fletcher's first running mate in 2003.
'His comments made clear that this is the top of the president's agenda and the thing that they're waking up to every day,' Bates said.
Those in attendance also said that Rove touched on other general foreign and domestic policies."