Barbara Bush is Way off Base
I always thought George W. Bush was the knucklehead of the group. Now I see where he gets his sometimes clue less ways.
Momma Barbara Bush is not wrapped too tight herself. She showed great sensitivity to the victims of Hurricane Katrina when she said this dandy about the displaced families spending their lives in the Houston Astrodome.
"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," Babs Bush said.
You've got to be kidding me!
Yeah, it is working out for everybody in the gulf states. It is probably great knowing they don't have a home. It is great that families are split and people don't know where their moms, dads and children are.
It must be great to see your neighborhood flooded and on fire and being patrolled by the military.
That sounds like a great week to me.
I should be so lucky. Sign me up.
I grew up poor. Our family had more than many of the people we see in Mississippi and New Orleans, but we struggled at times. My mother could not afford to keep me so I stayed with my grandmother and aunt.
But no matter how tough times got. No matter how much you had to cut back, it was home. And I loved every waking moment in my little house on Detroit's west side. I didn't want to be any place else.
I learned that being home with family was more important than anything else.
You know something. I felt rich because I had my people. And that is all that mattered.
Bush needs a reality check.
Then again maybe she is right. These people look like they are having a rocking good time.
Wouldn't you be?