"After 11 years of Republican majority we've pared it down pretty good."?

–Tom DeLay, declaring an "ongoing victory" over federal budgetary waste, in The Washington Times, September 14

"If…the American government would have responded like Wal-Mart has responded, we wouldn't be in this crisis."??

–Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard discussing FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina on CNN, September 4. Wal-Mart had tried to deliver three trucks of drinking water to the parish but was turned back by feds.

"Last night, we showed you the full force of a superpower government going to the rescue."?

–Chris Matthews, commenting on the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, September 1

"The Ramones, The Clash, and those who followed their lead would have totally rocked as program managers….The punk emphasis on genuine self expression leads punks to avoid self-censorship with a passion that borders on the transcendental. Punk PMs are similarly willing to say what's on their minds and speak truth to power, albeit with more respect and less volume than their musical counterparts."?

–Dan Ward and Chris Quaid, in "Everything We Need to Know About Program Management We Learned From Punk Rock," Defense AT&L, July?August 2005, quoted in the August 15 Government Executive