Barbara Bush Updates Her Resume

By Matty on 4:57 PM
We've know for ages that Ma Bush was one of the meanest public figures in town. She is known as "The Enforcer" inside the family, and apparently everyone is afraid of her. Not suprisingly, it is often said that Dubya takes after his mother--not the Old Man.

So, while Barbara's resume has always included "tough" and "mean," it was short on "stupid" and maybe short on "evil" (we emphasize "maybe" here). So, it's niice to see she has updated her resume with her Monday comments on the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Houston.

The transcript from Editor & Publisher is below. But, I highly recommend the audio from NPR's "Marketplace"--it's just a scream.

Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans By E&P Staff Published: September 05, 2005 7:25 PM ET updated 8:00 PM NEW YORK 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." The former First Lady's remarks were aired this evening on American Public Media's "Marketplace" program. She was part of a group in Houston today at the Astrodome that included her husband and former President Bill Clinton, who were chosen by her son, the current president, to head fundraising efforts for the recovery. Sen. Hilary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were also present. In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: "Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston." Then she added: "What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they 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--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

Maybe she has just lost her mind? Or does that family just not care?

A special P.S. to Republican National Commitee Chair Ken Mehlman: How's that outreach to African-American voters going?


2 Response to 'Barbara Bush Updates Her Resume'

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  2. Noonie'> 6:45 PM

    Barbara Bush's words under the microscope: