Seems to me that political opportunists have always used disasters to push through their reforms - of late it's been the rabid free-marketeers, but it wasn't always thus. As she points out: "John Maynard Keynes proposed [a] mixed, regulated economy after the Great Depression. It was that system of compromises, checks and balances that Friedman's counter-revolution was launched to dismantle in country after country." If I'm not mistaken, that's two examples of people imposing their economic visions after a disaster. The Keynesian one may be preferable for those of us who aren't holding Halliburton stock, but lets be fair here, it's not like Milton Friedman (or, for that matter John Maynard Keynes) was the first guy to come up with the idea of reshuffling the pieces after they've been messed up.
So to be really consistent with her whole "shock" thesis, she'd have to be talking about how evil environmentalists and Keynsians know that their policies won't fly in times of stability, and so spend their time stockpiling policies, ready to spring them on the world as soon as crisis hits and the poor, unsuspecting public is in a state of "shock." Hell, a conspiracy-minded person could probably come up with some half-assed theory of how those pesky government interventionists deliberately brought this upon us with their implicit backing of Fannie and Freddie and all the subsequent moral hazard problems that this was likely to lead to.
But I think that's a book that'll probably be left to the right-wing cranks.