I came here today to listen and learn and report back to the president. I'm prepared ... to go back and report to the president that these folks have done a great job.

That's going to take awhile, I know. City engineers as well as the [Army] Corps of Engineers are working right now to dredge out an area around Pier 6 so we can bring in barges and help facilitate the removal of the debris. But it's going to take months.

We're losing time. Time is working against us. I think we all pray and hope for a miracle, but this morning we're about to mark two weeks, and it's highly unlikely we're going to find anyone alive.

I picked him because he is a good man who knows how to run a very important organization and I am proud of my friend.

I know a lot of people right now want to point fingers and criticize, but people should keep their powder dry.

This storm is far from over. We can't take anything for granted.

She's the kind of person you want in your corner when all the chips are being played, Hit me!

President Bush has made this declaration so Tennessee can get back on their feet and go on with their lives as quickly as possible.

We're going to try and address those as quickly as we can.