Not one but three caring Americans have been quoted in recent days trying to find the silver lining in all this Katrina mess for those poor, poor people now getting all this lovely "help" from government and/or Mother Nature.
First there was former First Lady Barbara Bush: "And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."
Then there was House Majority Leader Tom DeLay: According to DomeBlog, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots [at one of the shelters]. The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.
Now, I learn of Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Richard Baker speaking to lobbyists: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." [Via Eric Umansky]