Monday, September 05, 2005

Oh, those lucky evacuees . . .

Proving that cluelessness is hereditary, Barbara Bush apparently thinks that life in a crowded sports arena is pretty darn peachy, as long as you’re poor:

“...so many of the people in the [Houston Astrodome], you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this—this [she chuckles slightly] is working very well for them.”

Tens of thousands of people have lost everything but the shirts on their backs, many still searching for their children and other kin, and they are all now living cheek-to-jowl in a crowded stadium, with zero privacy, sleeping on flimsy cots, eating food chosen by others, with no income and no jobs and no vehicles, and in many cases, not even any personal identification…..and this wealthy woman has the audacity to say (out loud!) that by virtue of their lack of privilege, these living conditions should be just fine for these people...the subtext is that it’s pretty much all that they deserve since it merely reflects their station in life. One begins to wonder what she thinks of the slavery era...

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9:04 PM  
Blogger Mr Jones said...

Hey, just checking out your blog and I thought I'd leave you some Spam. No, really, the rich are clueless. I should know. I'm not myself, but I grew up around too many of them to not notice. Of course the poor and middle class aren't all completely 'clued in', but who is? The poor have their areas of clulessness, the middle class theirs, every individual their own, etc. But too many of the rich are clueless as to what its like to live without money being an issue. The rest just don't care. Only kidding.

9:30 PM  

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