From Houston Chronicle Blog:
DeLay to evacuees: 'Is this kind of fun?'
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's visit to Reliant Park this morning offered him a glimpse of what it's like to be living in shelter.
While on the tour with top administration officials from Washington, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots.
The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"
They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.
From WSJ's Washington Wire (sub req'd):
Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."
Baker explains later he didn't intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing.
From Crooks & Liars:
Williams: ..they didn't have the necessary brains and common sense to get out of the way of a Cat 5 Hurricane and then when it hit them- stood on the side of the convention Center expiring while reporters were coming and going...
Morris:...that's just sickening---that is atrocious what you are saying...He calls Kanye West a racist while he spews racism.
Willimas: The only role race plays in this is that the American black population has been the prototype for an entire race of people being, being turned into a grouip of dependents of the government--trapped there, I'm using that word very loosely are screaming we want help, we want help..
Mark, the people were locked in the Convention center and armed personel wouldn't let them off of the bridge you fool.
Williams: Blacks are too stupid to get out of the way of a hurricane...
Morris: I'm afraid you shouldn't be an American.
George W. Bush
where to start?