Katrina Jokes – Revisited after the BP oil spill

The late night jokes about President Bush are part of the history of the nation that was seeking comfort and somebody to blame after Katrina. Let’s take a trip back in time and check if the same jokes can give us comic relief today when Louisiana is facing new environmental disaster.

“Finally today convoys of troops and aid started to arrive along the Gulf Coast. Five days after the hurricane hit. Kind of makes you miss the innocent days when Bush only sat on his ass for seven minutes. It only took him four days to make a plan, but finally today he said he had a plan. Unfortunately it’s a faith-based plan that involves getting two of every animal onto a big boat.”
- Bill Maher

“He could have started planning on Saturday when the radar showed that a hurricane was going to hit the city, but Bush thinks that the jury is still out on weather forecasting.”
- Bill Maher

“They say the toxic water and sludge smells so bad in New Orleans that they’re thinking of renaming the city Newark.”
-Jay Leno

“In his speech President Bush said we need to rebuild Iraq, provide the people with jobs, and give them hope. If it works there maybe we’ll try it in New Orleans.”
- Jay Leno

“The president said much of the aid is going towards job training. And when they heard that, the people of New Orleans rose as one and said, ‘Can we start with you?’”
- Bill Maher

“Yesterday President Bush made his fifth visit to the area that received the most damage from Hurricane Katrina. In other words, the White House.”
- Conan O’Brien

“The president has vowed to personally lead the investigation into the government’s failed response to Katrina? Isn’t that a job perhaps someone else should be doing?” –Jon Stewart
“No, not at all, Jon. To truly find out what went wrong, it’s important for an investigator to have a little distance from the situation. And it’s hard to get any more distant from it than the president was last week.” – “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee

“President Bush toured New Orleans. He saw something that was below sea level: his approval ratings.”
- Jay Leno

“Today President Bush asked if his visit to the hurricane zone would count toward the service time he still owes the National Guard.”
- Jay Leno

“Our president isn’t exactly getting high marks for his handling of the catastrophe. People don’t seem to realize, yes the hurricane has been devastating to the people who live in that area, but it has also ruined the last three days of his vacation. He has suffered too.”
- Jimmy Kimmel

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