Great Moments In Soundbites


Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans" because it forced the community to take steps to improve low-performing public schools, according to excerpts from the transcript of a television interview made public Friday afternoon. 

Start from zero, the Big Easy edition! James Wolcott and Michael Moore could not be reached for comment.

Update: And speaking of New Orleans, Moe Lane presents, "The standard by which all future attack ads must be judged." It'll tear your heart out -- literally!