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Living it up in the Astrodome

Thanks to Air America Radio's Morning Sedition, we now have a quote which may without a doubt demonstrate the profoundly elitist mentality of the Bush Family. Here's Barbara Bush, on the people stuck in the Houston Astrodome:

"So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were
underprivileged anyway... this is working very well [chuckle] for them."

The manner in which she said this (maybe "blasé" or "nonchalant" is the word I'm looking for here - yes, folks, I have no command of English vocabulary) tells me how far removed the Bush family is from everday American life. The plight of the people in the Astrodome certainly isn't a joke, yet she was making light of it, and had the nerve to suggest that the Astrodome is a better place for them than their former homes. She must not understand the concept of "home". I don't know. There are too many things wrong with her statement, and if nothing else, it should tell us that our President comes from a family who has no understanding of the day-to-day struggles of the lower and middle classes. Is there still anyone out there who thinks that Bush is looking out for "ordinary Americans"1?

1This term was overused by both candidates during the 2004 campaign. I'm not an ordinary American; no one in America is ordinary. Each of us has our own, unique story to tell. Who wants to vote for people who are so condescending towards their fellow citizens?


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