Monday, September 05, 2005

Those Lucky Duckies In New Orleans

Ever wonder where George W. Bush gets his "compassion"?

Via E&P:
Accompanying her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in Houston, Barbara Bush said today, referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, "This is working very well for them."

The former First Lady's remarks were aired this evening on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" program. ... In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: "Almost everyone I've talked to says we're going to move to Houston."

Then she added: "What I'm hearing is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this -- this [she chuckles slightly] is working very well for them."
This is the same woman, who, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq (March 18, 2003), went on ABC's "Good Morning America" and said:
Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?
I find it hard to fathom the pure hatred I have for these people.

1 comment:

Edmund Dantes said...

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/5/134849/2070

A diary titled "The Last Time America Lost a city". It's a very sobering timeline of the United States response to a massive natural disaster. Thankfully we've come so far from these barbaric times.