Thursday, September 08, 2005

And then there's this

“And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this is working very well for them,” from our lovely former first bitch, Barbara Bush.

And then this lovely quote, (thanks Wonkette):
Barbara Bush may think the poor black diaspora from New Orleans will "be doing very well," but at least one member of the city's white power elite says the city will be doing very well without all those unpleasantly needy folk returning to a rebuilt Crescent City. Behold one Jimmy Reiss, head of the New Orleans Business Coulnel, speaking from within the subscription-only gated community of the WSJ online:

The new city must be something very different, Mr. Reiss says, with better services and fewer poor people. "Those who want to see this city rebuilt want to see it done in a completely different way: demographically, geographically and politically," he says. "I'm not just speaking for myself here. The way we've been living is not going to happen again, or we're out."

So really, it would seem that the whole thing was really a win-win situation for everyone. The underprivileged will magically be doing so much better in Houston rebuilding their lives, and the elite can continue to cower in their gated communities grateful that at last, they have a moat.

And, finally, courtesy of the Princess:
What I Did on My Summer Vacation


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