Christian Salafia has put it rightly when he notes
If you belong to the teaparty, please feel free to forego Federal disaster relief for [Hurricane] Irene.
You know, it really is the only way you can avoid the just charge of hypocrisy. If you are a tea party person you have, of necessity, to refuse any sort of financial aid of any sort offered by the Federal government. If you accept such aid, no matter how dire your circumstances, you’re purely and simply a hypocrite.