Saturday, September 03, 2005
"... the mayor [of New Oleans Ray Nagin] can order an evacuation and try to evacuate the city, but if the mayor does not have the resources to get the poor, elderly, the disabled, those who cannot, out, or if he does not even have police capacity to enforce the mandatory evacuation, to make people leave, then you end up with the kind of situation we have right now in New Orleans."

Michael D. Brown, as quoted in The Washington Post

What a shameless mother-f—ing son of a bitch — I suppose Mr Under Secretary thinks he would have been able to do a much better job if no-one evacuated ahead of the storm. God Bless America and plenty of it if this sort of incompetent political hackster who has apparently no shame, no capacity for self-examination, and no higher motivation than political self-preservation is what constitutes the ruling class of this country.