This White House page has the full transcript of the speech during which Bush said this: “We’ve got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we’re going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we’re going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is — and it’s hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott’s house — he’s lost his entire house — there’s going to be a fantastic house. And I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)”
Can someone — Bill Clinton, Wesley Clark, Bush I, somebody — please go to New Orleans and act like the president? The leadership void is costing people’s lives.