Tuesday, April 24, 2007

a way with words

Barbara Bush, that dear, sweet, little old lady, has a certain way with the English language.

Recently asked if the electorate would be wary of Mitt Romney's Mormonism, she replied, "Not at all. I mean it was in 1897 that bigamy was outlawed in that church. You know we have a lot of Christian wild people too, and a lot of Jewish wild people and a lot of Muslim wild people. The Mormon religion takes care of its own, they don't have people on welfare."

Going back to Hurricane Katrina, Barbara had these choice words for the thousands of refugees forced to evacuate New Orleans and flee to the Houston Astrodome, "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 is working very well for them."

And further back, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March of 2003, Barbara pontificated on the media coverage thereof, "But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many of this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Why indeed.

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