Bush: “Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed.”
Brown: “Many people will disagree over many aspects of the Bush legacy, but on the government’s handling of Katrina… It is impossible to challenge what so many of us witnessed firsthand, what the entire country witnessed through the images on our television screens day and night.
“Mr. President, you cannot pat yourself on the back for that one. We will debate the war in Iraq, debate national security, the economy, and the rest of your legacy. Those debates will continue for years to come. But on how you handled Katrina, there is no debate.”