Texas Gov. Rick Perry, discussing how Republican governors can contribute to national politics, suggested that southern governors give the new administration recommendations on dealing with natural disasters.
"We know what we're doing. We do it very well," said Perry, specifically referencing Gov. Charlie Crist as well as the governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Governors could give suggestions on making FEMA a more effective agency and letting states do more after hurricanes, Perry added.
"Let us do more. That’s a message that we’d really like to penetrate into Washington with," he said. "Here's how we could save you a lot of money and we could make you look better to boot."