09/05/2005: No wonder Dubya is such a bad man...
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."I don't know what boat(s) the Bush family forebears immigrated to this country on, but it would have been much, much better for this country if it/they had sank, drowning all aboard.
Credit Chain: Atrios, via The Flypaper Theory.
And right underneath the above item on Atrios, we get this sad story:
How the underclass sees things:Unfortunately, I'm not so surprised. The relentless call for privatization of social services would certainly lead some to believe such a "pay for play" system is to come.Rescue 'ticket'
I am stunned by an interview I conducted with New Orleans Detective Lawrence Dupree. He told me they were trying to rescue people with a helicopter and the people were so poor they were afraid it would cost too much to get a ride and they had no money for a "ticket." Dupree was shaken telling us the story. He just couldn't believe these people were afraid they'd be charged for a rescue.
Len on 09.05.05 @ 08:12 PM CST