Representative Baker (R) of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists:
Baker explains later he didn't intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing.
"We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."
Following the lead of Barbara Bush, another Republican cannot restrain his pleasure as to how much better off the Hurricane survivors are, now that they are homeless. Not only are they "better off" in shelters, but now the children should be having fun because it's like camping!
While on the tour with top administration officials from Washington, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots. The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked,
"Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"
Please let this be the end of it!