I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.
--Stephen Colbert, White House Correspondents Dinner, 2006
dailykos: Meanwhile.... (in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans, 8.5 months later)