"No one could have anticipated that the levees would be breached" - George W. Bush.
"Youy're doing a heck of a job" - George W. Bush, to Michael Brown, who Bush had appointed to run FEMA.
"I'm satisfied with the response" - GW Bush at New Orleans Airport, Saturday, September 5.
"The federal government did not even know about the convention center people until today." - Bush's FEMA head Michael Brown, September 1.
"Have her removed." - Secretary of State Condi Rice to security guards, after a citizen questioned why Rice was shoe-shopping in New York during the midst of a major crisis that required coordination of international aid.
"Out of the rubble of Trent Lott's house, he's lost his entire house, there's gong to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch." - George W. Bush
"Many of them were underprivileged anyway. It's working out very well for them" - Barbara Bush.