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    Default Barbara Bush: It's Good Enough for the Poor

    "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," Mrs. Bush told American Public Media's "Marketplace" program, before returning to her multi-million dollar Houston home.

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    And your point is?

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    I'll give it a whirl. She's racist?
    You can lead a horse to water, but that still won't make him a duck!

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    Didn't you know, she hates black people just like her son

    This shit is sickening me, people blame this, people blame that. It's getting old. You can't change the past, but only make the future as best as it can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman
    You can't change the past, but only make the future as best as it can be.
    An insensitive-arrogant statement like that is going to help the future?
    Last edited by Greenpaw; 09.07.05 at 10:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw
    An insensitive-arrogant statement like that is going to help the future?
    What is so insensitive or arrogant about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balanced Rock
    What is so insensitive or arrogant about it?
    Well, if you feel the same way she does, then I suppose you wouldn't find it insensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw
    Well, if you feel the same way she does, then I suppose you wouldn't find it insensitive.
    Tell me, how does she feel? I don't get it. People from all walks of life are giving to the effort (the humans spirit is an awesome thing btw) and yet there are people who only care about finger pointing and pulling out the race card. WTF!?!?!

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    I can only wonder what she said after that that they left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balanced Rock
    Tell me, how does she feel? I don't get it. People from all walks of life are giving to the effort (the humans spirit is an awesome thing btw) and yet there are people who only care about finger pointing and pulling out the race card. WTF!?!?!
    I never said a thing about race (regarding Barbara's comment)

    Never said that the efforts of everyone involved are not awesome.

    I am saying that what she said comes across as arrogant and insensitive.

    In her defense, the article doesn't help matters by adding thier own bits to exaggerate her insensitivity, but her quotes do a pretty good job.

    Can't say I'm surprised though, just like GW, she probably truely doesn't think she said anything insensitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunya
    I can only wonder what she said after that that they left out.
    LOL, I can only imagine.

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    Deleted my post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman
    Deleted my post...
    Why?

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    WOW. Before I saw that that linked to Yahoo, I thought this was another one of those joke articles (like that one about the 40 year old virgins suing).

    Now I only wish it were a joke.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

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    I actually thought the quote was real- that she said it was good enough for poor people- but it's just The Nation's slant on what she said. If you're looking for yet another thing to attack the Bush family on, I guess you can look too much into anything any of them says. I applaud her- she's an elderly lady that is helping out down there, while most of the country is not- I don't care what she says or believes- she's helping. Is Kanye West? Are the thousands of multi-millionaires doing the same?

 

 

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