Fresh off the heels of Katrina, The Daily Show(WMP video). Jon Stewart jogs right around the curve should another disaster hurricane hit the U.S. and predicts just how FEMA and the White House will respond to this category 2 hurricane:
Jon Stewart: At the very least, is the government better prepared to deal with Rita than perhaps we were with Katrina?
Rob Corddry: Yes, absolutely Jon. Whatever their shortcomings in the past, the federal government has learned the lesson of Katrina: start blaming state and local officials now. [laughter] I’ve already been assured by FEMA that the mayor and governor… will have failed. And this time, the president will not be detached. There are already plans to helicopter him in to save a baby trapped in raging floodwaters. [laughter]
Jon: That seems to be taking a bit of a chance, no?
Rob: No… no they got five babies spread out, around… [laughter] …the area. Jon, they’re confident Bush will get one. [laughter[
Jon: Who would give… who would give their baby to be used in that type of fashion?
Rob: You’d be surprised Jon, the GOP has a classification for that level of donor… [laughter] …uh, I believe it’s called the Ranger Elite… [laughter] …there are people who have donated $250,000… and of course, a baby.
Update by Rick Rajter: Rita has moved up to a hurricane. Hopefully it’ll die down a bit before hitting a coastline.
Update Again by Rick Rajter: Well fuck. We’re at now. Yippee.