Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Disdain for the Poor Is Apparently an Inherited Trait

At least we know where George W. gets his utter disdain for the poor......from his mother.

Editor & Publisher last night....

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 American Public Media's "Marketplace"program.

She was part of a group in Houston today at the Astrodome that included her husband and former President Bill Clinton, who were chosen by her son, the current president, to head fundraising efforts for the recovery. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were also present.

In a segment at the top of the show on the surge ofevacuees 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 which is sort of scary 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."

Translation into Bushian language: Can't these.....well, underprivileged.....leave soon and stop taking advantage of our generous, Texas upper class hospitality?

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