"A cross between Socrates and Dirty Harry." — State Treasurer John Kennedy, while endorsing Sen. David Vitter for governor last week.
"He assumed office in 2008 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and before the economic meltdown — yet managed to rebuild New Orleans, literally from scratch." — Shikha Dalmia, writing in The Week about Gov. Bobby Jindal in an article titled "Bobby Jindal's Existential Angst." Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods occurred in August 2005. Jindal became governor in January 2008 — literally about 28 months into the city's recovery.