"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring Hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005 (Source) (more stupid Hurricane quotes here)
I don't know what Bush was thinking at the time, but at least the administration came to its senses, dismissing Brown from his role in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
In related news, I came across this article, in which si.com's Andrew Lawrence has a few scathing words for Venus Williams. While he clearly exaggerates the situation, the point remains that there are plenty of people who, in the wake of the storm either didn't know just how big it was going to be, or just don't care, now that the damage is done.
please help. don't turn your back on what could turn out to be the worst natural disaster in american history.
Through September 30, Best Buy has agreed to match dollar for dollar all contributions made to the Red Cross either in stores (at the register), or online if you go through this link. (official release)