11 September 2005

Katrina and Bush family values

I have absolutely no idea why anyone would care what the so-called "First Lady" (=Queen) or President's mother (=the Queen Mother) have to say. But if marvelous mavens like Larry King tell us that these figures of the American royal class have something highly important to tell us during this hour of crisis, perhaps we plebes should listen:

Barbara Bush today, referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and had been evacuated, informed us that: "This is working very well for them." You can just see the wheels spinning in Barbara's brain: "Them poor lazy black folks were probably happy just to get into the dome without a ticket." I'm sure that their having children washed away, people dying next to them, going with water, and being abandoned by relief agencies didn't bother them too much.

She later added: "What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality."

I guess Barbara's idea of Texas hospitality is "have a drink of water then move on. We wouldn't want to the neighbors to see you blocking the view of our mansion." And right when you thought her hoof couldn't possibly be shoved up further into her mouth, she added:

"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."

If nothing else, I guess this gives us some insight into the "family values" that the president grew up with.

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