by the widespread suffering of those displaced from their homes by the flooding in New
Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) volunteered to plug
one of the holes in the Lake Pontchartrain levee.
"The Bush Administration
has failed to stem the tide of this cataclysm," said Kennedy. "I have had some
experience with aquatic mishaps. This experience will bolster me in this hour of
desperation as I plug one of the leaks myself."
President Bush praised Senator Kennedy's decision. "I think it's mighty big of him to
offer so much for the good of the country," said Bush. "There aren't many who
could fill such a large role in this disaster."