Satine is characterized perfectly. She is a politican that doesn't have a clue about anything. She could have done plenty in the crisis.
1. She could have had a standing army in her adminstration, her firm belief in peace ended up to cause more damage in the long run and any smart person would have came up with the idea of the need to protect the systems and planets from pirates and other people challenging their democracy.
2. She actually could have called the jedi for help (given they could have blocked communications though so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt)
3. Instead of saying to the people, after they have been terrorized, to keep working towards peace and not fight back she should have told them to start fighting back. People needed a person to rally to and she mostly said "It is not my problem."
4. She told Maul where to find a corrupt politician.
Yes, that's what she should do, but they made her an idiot because they are short of time, just like the Black Sun and the Hutt got their *** handled so easily and Viszla didn't kill Maul brothers when he got plenty of chances.