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"Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked his state's schools to close for two days, thus saving an estimated quarter-million gallons of diesel, as well as half a billion gallons of sloppy joe."

-- Jon Stewart, speaking Sept. 27 on "The Daily Show"

"I think it's precautionary. I think with information that we received Friday of last week about supply disruptions, I think it's the appropriate action to take."

-- Gov. Perdue, speaking Sept. 26 on the CBS "Early Show"

"Gov. Perdue of Georgia I thought did a -- showed some leadership by saying we've got to -- anticipating a problem, [and] here's what we need to do to correct it."

-- President Bush, quoted in a Sept. 26 press release

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

-- Bush to former FEMA Director Michael Brown, quoted in the New York Times Sept. 2, one week before Brown was removed from Gulf Coast recovery operations.

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