"What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhlemed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this (chuckle)--this is working very well for them."
-- former first lady Barbara Bush, speaking from Houston on Monday
Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said it all, starting his news briefing Saturday afternoon: "Louisiana is a city that is largely underwater..."
Well, there's your problem right there.
If ever a slip-of-the-tongue defined a government's response to a crisis, this was it.
-- Keith Olbermann