"I faced a lot of criticism as president ... But Kanye West's suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.
- GEORGE W. BUSH,former U.S. President, commenting that the singer's infamous telethon announcement during the Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005 was the worst moment of his presidency
"Look, you know that new car smell? Well, that's formaldehyde too. The stuff is in everything. It's not a big deal."
- RON MASON,owner of disaster-contracting firm Alpha 1, on the decision to use the infamous Hurricane Katrina FEMA trailers as living quarters for oil-spill cleanup workers despite their high levels of formaldehyde
"We're just telling everybody to keep their eyes on the track and just keep checking back."
- BARRY BAXTER,meteorologist, on Hurricane Earl, which is heading for the East Coast after causing power outages and heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean; the event comes five years after Hurricane Katrina
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