Verbatim: Oct. 10, 2005

"We can all pitch in by being better conservers." GEORGE W. BUSH, announcing that in light of back-to-back hurricanes disrupting the country's oil refineries and distribution, federal workers are being encouraged to carpool or use mass transit

"So I guess you want me to be the superhero that is going to step in there and suddenly take everybody out of New Orleans." MICHAEL BROWN, former director of FEMA, during a heated exchange with a congressional panel investigating what went wrong in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina

"I was not going to die tonight and stand before God, having done a...

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