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DON’T BE SO THICK.

Quotes of the week Hurricane Sandy edition     “Better to be fast than late.” — FEMA head Craig Fugate, replying to former FEMA head Michael “Brownie” Brown’s criticism that President Barack Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was somehow too rapid. “Why was this so quick?” Brown wondered in an interview last week. “At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question. … This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”     “Hurricane Sandy should teach  us to be prepared, willing to live  without the modern conveniences  of elevators, computers and refrigerators. Hurricane Sandy should  teach all of us to chill.” — Michael Brown, doubling down in an op-ed in the Canadian newspaper Globe  & Mail.

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    “Brownie lecturing the public  on emergency response is like  Jerry Sandusky lecturing on child  protection.” — A commenter on the Globe & Mail website. 

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  “I want to get them the resources  that are necessary. … But not one  big shot to just open up the checkbook because they spent it on  Gucci bags and massage parlors  and everything you can think of in  addition to what was necessary.” — Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Hurricane Sandy relief, referencing the individual aid issued after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, King was one of only 11 members of Congress to vote against the Katrina aid bill. Introducing the thinnest lenses on the planet—the ZEISS 1.74 High Index Lenses. Up to 25% thinner than the thinnest lenses on the market today, they’re available in a wide prescription range at your nearby St. Charles Vision. Make an appointment today and discover the lightweight comfort of digitally surfaced ZEISS lenses, customized just for you. UPTOWN | ELMWOOD | SEVERN | MANDEVILLE | WESTBANK | CHATEAU www.stcharlesvision.com

    “One of the first thoughts that  came to my mind was, ‘Well, then,  we won’t help Iowa either!’ Iowa  has floods, tornadoes and drought,  all these disasters are aided by  the federal government on a more  regular basis than hurricanes in  New Jersey. But no, Mr. King, these  are the United States and it is our  job to help each other when faced  with devastating natural events.”  — New Jersey Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, in an email to the Huffington Post.     “Dear N.Y. and N.J and other affected communities — if Ed Blakely  comes a-knocking … don’t let him  in.” — The Lens’ Karen Gadbois, offering sage advice to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Carville, Matalin to dissect election ‘Living room cHat’ Set for tHurSday at uno     Political strategists and ultimate  power couple James Carville and 

Gambit New Orleans: November 6, 2012  

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Gambit New Orleans: November 6, 2012  

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