Saturday, September 10, 2005

A Heckuva Job

Scary remarks from the American Dynasty.

President Bush, on FEMA director Michael Brown: "Brownie's doing a heckuva job."

Well, yeah, if by "heck" you mean "hell," as in, "Brownie's delayed action has resulted in the Superdome becoming a living Hell for hurricane survivors." I don't have the video clip, but if you can find it, watch how sick Brownie looks at that moment. He knows he's a screwup.

Barbara Bush, to NPR's Marketplace: "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is [the Gulf Coast refugees] 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 is working very well for them."
Hear the clip

Best comments on this? Well,
E.U. Eavesdrops takes a wryly academic approach: "Barbara Bush has agreed to teach a new class, Patrician Cluelessness 101, next semester. "

But we like DC Media Girl for directness: " Is she a hateful old bag or a big fat idiot?"

1 comment:

Father Anonymous Bosch said...

Okay, let me eat a little crow here. Within a few days, it was widely reported that a lot of the underprivileged New Orleansians DID in fact want to relocate. Based on my one calamitous visit, I find it hard to imagine -- but apprently, staying in Houston IS better than returning to a postapocalyptic nightmare.

None of this should be interpreted as making Babs look sensitive or even human. But she was correct as to the facts.