“It’s devastating, it’s got to be doubly devastating on the ground.”

— George W. Bush, surveying New Orleans from a helicopter

“I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.”

— George W. Bush, after being asked about damage warnings prior to Katrina’s landfall

“I believe the town where I used to come from– Houston, Texas, to enjoy myself, occasionally too much– will be that very same town, that it will be a better place to come to.”

— George W. Bush, before leaving New Orleans for Houston

“Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”

— George W. Bush, to FEMA Director Michael Brown (recently “reassigned” to a new position)

“What didn’t go right?”

— George W. Bush, when Nancy Pelosi urged him to fire Director Brown for “all that didn’t go right”