Check out this quote from a Fox News commentary:
Every American kid should be required to watch videotape of the poor in New Orleans and see how they suffered because they couldn't get out of town. And then every teacher should tell the students 'If you refuse to learn; if you refuse to work hard; if you become addicted; if you live a gangsta life; you will be poor and powerless, just like many of those in New Orleans'. That's the truth.
from this quicktime movie link (you need to click-through a 'daypass' ad to access this on Salon, but it's worth it).