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This is messed up...

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001054719

"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."
-- Barbara Bush, visiting the Houston Astrodome

I'm... trying to think of a context in which that is not appalling...


(ETA: the full text of her remarks may merely mean the propinquity between the refugees being relocated to Houston, and it being so welcoming that they are taking the immediate opportunity to settle there. But it's still an extraordinarily bad sound-bite.)

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mirrorskippy
Sep. 5th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
You've no idea how big my eyes just got. Good Lord, let's see the fallout from that. What an absolute train-wreck this whole episode has been.