Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Like Mother, Like Son

In an interview with American Public Media's "Marketplace" program, Barbara Bush shed some light on where her son got his immense compassion for the poor from.

On a tour of hurricane relief sites, surrounded by sobbing children and families who had lost everything, Barbara, with all the tact and compassion of a rusty nail, said,

"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."

(The chuckle was picked up on by Editor and Publisher magazine in their transcript of the interview... and confirmable through below link to the audio clip).

No, I'm not making this shit up. She really said it. You can hear it from her own chuckling lips on the Marketplace audio clip.

Before her comment about how very well things are working out for the po folk who just lost everything, she actually also said,

"What I'm hearing, which is sorta SCARY, is that they all wanna stay in Texas!"

Oh yes, she did.

(Redistrict THAT, Tom DeLay.)


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