This sentence from an AP dispatch sounds cynical and self-imporant:

Government officials eager to show they had learned their lessons from the sluggish response to Katrina sent in hundreds of buses to evacuate the poor, moved out hospital and nursing home patients, dispatched truckloads of water, ice and ready-made meals, and put rescue and medical teams on standby.

The government officials had no desire to help anyone. They were entirely motivated by an eagerness to impress the media.