30 Dec 2006

Barbara Bush

Granma Bush talking: "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

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"Almost everyone I've talked to says, 'We're gonna move to Houston.' What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas... Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them."
Critics have called these comments elitist, aristocratic and even racist (the 15,000 evacuees in the Astrodome were mostly poor and black). Supporters countered that she was expressing the gratitude she had heard from the evacuees for the help and welcome they had received in Houston. More here

In 2006 it was revealed that Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil Bush. More on Wikipedia