September 2nd, 2005

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compassionate conservativism

It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level, House Speaker
Dennis Hastert said of federal assistance for hurricane-devastated New Orleans.

"It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed," the Illinois Republican said in an interview about New Orleans Wednesday with the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. "We ought to take a second look at it. But you know we build Los Angeles and San Francisco on top of earthquake fissures and they rebuild too. Stubbornness."

Will someone please inform Representative Douche Bag that Illinois is located on an active fault line?