25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Katrina

The always funny Daniel Kurtzman offers "25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina And Its Aftermath." Apart from the obvious contenders -- like the ones offered up by Babs and other family members -- here are a couple of lesser-known gems on the list:

#4 "Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well." – FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005

#6 "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston

# 10 "You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold." – CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane evacuees, Sept. 1, 2005

#12 "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." –Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to lobbyists, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal

# 17 "Last night, we showed you the full force of a superpower government going to the rescue." –MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Sept. 1, 2005

# 20 "I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school." –First Lady Laura Bush, twice referring to a "Hurricane Corina" while speaking to children and parents in South Haven, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 2005

Do check out the rest, including the ones that didn't make it to the final list. [LINK]

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