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Lauer to Laura Bush: Is It 'Painful' to Be in New Orleans, Since So Much Blame
/newsbusters.org ^ | Fri, 08/27/2010 - 12:45 ET | Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 08/27/2010 3:13:11 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Lauer to Laura Bush: Is It 'Painful' to Be in New Orleans, Since So Much Blame Is Laid At Your Husband's Feet?

Today co-anchor Matt Lauer traveled to New Orleans, on Friday, to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and interviewed the likes of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, former FEMA Director Mike Brown, current Democratic Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, but saved any sort of direct shots at George W. Bush for his interview with Laura Bush.

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1 posted on 08/27/2010 3:13:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I don’t know why the Bushes expose themselves to such cretins.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 3:15:12 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

so what was her response?


3 posted on 08/27/2010 3:16:21 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Matt? Matt Lauer? Tell us, Matt, is it painful to be with Laura Bush, a woman with more cajones than you in your wildest dreams?


4 posted on 08/27/2010 3:16:28 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Laura has been one of the finest first ladies we have ever had and the scum continue to insult here every chance they get.. dispicable.


5 posted on 08/27/2010 3:17:08 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: La Lydia

Laura has proven herself to be a despicable person due to her post-administration writings and comments, and a lousy first lady!


6 posted on 08/27/2010 3:17:26 PM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
So he has Ray "We need busses!" Nagin there in the flesh, but he asks the spouse of a different politician if she feels guilty about her husband's performance.

Lauer's a little bit retarded in his noggin.

7 posted on 08/27/2010 3:18:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Hmmmmm...Matty's not comin' off so good in the comment section.

It is Bush's fault that the people stayed instead of heeding warnings.

It is Bush's fault for not using the buses as was the plan.

It is Bush's fault that these people were hungry and were stealing TV's.

It is Bush's fault that the cops turned into looters of clothes cameras, TV's etc, etc as they were hungry.

It is Bush's fault that more money hasn't NEVER been poured into this place.

It's Bush's fault that in the Hurricane/Tornado alley's those people get off their behinds and help EACH OTHER EVERYTIME A DISASTER HAPPENS.

It is Bush's fault that this is a chocolate city.

It is Bush's fault that the Mayor and Governor were DEMOCRATIC incompetents.

Yep, this was all Bush's fault Matt, nice haircut a-hole...........

8 posted on 08/27/2010 3:18:31 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

They savaged Bush and now they have the GREAT ONE called 0bama. I hope Laura gets over her liberalism. Take some lessons from Liz Cheney.


9 posted on 08/27/2010 3:19:03 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Oh yeah, here's why Nagin needed busses.

He forgot to move these city ones to higher ground before he ran away to Houston.

10 posted on 08/27/2010 3:19:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Matt, I don’t know to ask you this in any other way, so I’ll just come right and ask: “Is it painful for you to look in the mirror?”


11 posted on 08/27/2010 3:20:32 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: IbJensen

are you mentally ill ?


12 posted on 08/27/2010 3:21:19 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: GoCards

MATT LAUER: There’s no easy way to ask this question, I’m just gonna ask it. Is it ever painful for you to come back to this region, because in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it seems so much of the blame for what happened or didn’t happen here was laid at the feet of your husband?

LAURA BUSH: No, not really. I mean I feel very close to the people on the Gulf Coast and always have. And, and I know what the circumstances were. And of course the President takes the blame in any situation, as we can see now with the new president. But I also knew what George really thought and how he felt about the, the Gulf Coast. We gave unprecedented support. The United States Congress passed large bills. I think $180 billion that George signed and has come to the Gulf Coast. And what we’ve seen really is so inspirational. The people here, the school people are the ones that I’ve been with the most. And they came back, when they were in FEMA trailers or living with relatives and did everything they could to rebuild their schools so kids could come back.

LAUER: I know the people of the region are thankful for the work you and your foundation are doing here. Mrs. Bush thanks for joining us this morning. I appreciate it.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2010/08/27/lauer-laura-bush-it-painful-be-new-orleans-so-much-blame-laid-your#ixzz0xqafZ8A5


13 posted on 08/27/2010 3:23:08 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

My response would have been “why are you asking such a stupid question...”


14 posted on 08/27/2010 3:24:22 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron.)
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To: IbJensen
Laura Bush is the epitome of class in a first lady and a lady.
15 posted on 08/27/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: IbJensen

Your comment is more suited for Michelle Obama if the truth were to be told.


16 posted on 08/27/2010 3:25:53 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Matt Lauer is such an incredible lightweight. He is one of the reasons Network Television is dying. When you have the likes of a guy like him on Network TV you know things can't be serious.

Katrina was NOT Bush's fault the way the News Media tried to make it. The primary responsibility of the safety and welfare of the residents of New Orleans and Louisiana was with both the Mayor and Governor, who both fell flat on their faces. The MSM ignored or minimized this fact and tried to put the blame on the Bush administration and FEMA. The Major abandoned New Orleans in its hour of need and went to Baton Rouge. The Governor was indecisive and this caused a horrific delay in the rescue operations. She delayed in the requests for Federal Help. But the city and state were so unorganized that when the Feds did come there were not people available to direct and channel the aid. None of this matters to a clown like Lauer. He's going to spin it to meet his agenda. I can't stand the guy and really wonder why he's still on this lousy TV show. By the way does any serious person turn on the TV that early? I don't know of anyone who does.
17 posted on 08/27/2010 3:26:52 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: IbJensen

Please, as you are the first person I’ve ever known to be so critical of the former First Lady, do elaborate


18 posted on 08/27/2010 3:26:52 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Read her response is post 13 she sticks it right back to him with class and truth.


19 posted on 08/27/2010 3:27:20 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Keith in Iowa
Or "My goodness, don't they have writers to help you not make such an a$$ of yourself?"

But she is way too classy for that.

20 posted on 08/27/2010 3:29:21 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: gundog
It is Bush's fault that the Mayor and Governor were DEMOCRATIC incompetents.

It is the Democrat party and if you refer to a Democrat pol he/she should be called a Democratic.
21 posted on 08/27/2010 3:30:32 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Matt, is it painful knowing you’re a D-bag?


22 posted on 08/27/2010 3:30:44 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Probably more people saw his comments here on FR than watched his stupid show on TV.


23 posted on 08/27/2010 3:31:58 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’d love to stomp Lauer into the nearest mudhole.....=.=


24 posted on 08/27/2010 3:33:46 PM PDT by cranked
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To: IbJensen

Actually she was a good first lady. She kept her opinions to herself for 8 years. She wasn’t out there contradicting the President. She acted like a lady and no matter what she has said since then, she always acted like a lady and a proper first lady should.


25 posted on 08/27/2010 3:34:17 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: truthguy

Well said...

No one takes Matt Lauer seriously.

Laura Bush is a First Lady to be proud of.

The public is now well aware of the MSM bias for democrats before their own country.


26 posted on 08/27/2010 3:34:17 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ncalburt

No; however it may be you who is delusional!

Read and understand her comments made within the last few months. She is an unabashed LIBERAL!

Her husband, the record proves, is (like his father) an unabashed MODERATE which means he stood for nothing.

You may not be mentally deficient, but apparently you might be a borderline illiterate.


27 posted on 08/27/2010 3:35:43 PM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: beckysueb

But then, unable to contain herself, began in the past few months to shoot her mouth off and to join Obama’s wookie on the national platform.


28 posted on 08/27/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: dead

EXACTLY!


29 posted on 08/27/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: IbJensen

Not totally unheard of to join a member of the opposition to promote a public service message or something. I don’t agree with her but I still say she carries herself like a lady.


30 posted on 08/27/2010 3:40:46 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: IbJensen

I’ve read her book. She’s no liberal. She may be a little wishy washy or an ‘elitist’ Republican, but she is not a liberal.


31 posted on 08/27/2010 3:41:26 PM PDT by freedom_is_earned
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Funny how Republicans and Democrats view their rights so differently.

The Rats looked at the First Amendment and realized it gave them an opportunity to take over the press and brainwash the people with a steady diet of leftist propaganda, and therefore, perhaps, someday ease the establishment of communist government in America. So they took over nearly all the news outlets: the papers, the networks, and nearly all the jobs in journalism that America had to offer.

Republicans, on the other hand, looked at the Second Amendment and understood it gave them the means to defeat any attempt to establish tyranny in America. So they proudly served in the military and learned the art of war, and bought all the guns and practiced their marksmanship constantly.

Is it painful, Matt, to realize your side chose poorly?


32 posted on 08/27/2010 3:50:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Laura’s response was classic class. She and her husband where always miles above the crass hate of their critics.

Bush saved no less than 9,000 lives [most of them black] by taking swift large federal action.

The projections of a death toll for such a catastrophe all suggested that no less than 10,000 people would die.

On the other hand, Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco were happy to see black people die in New Orleans in an effort to score political points against a President whom they hated.

Until conservatives are willing to defend their own, these silly Matt Lauer’s will dominate our public sphere. The Bush’s should have never been abandoned.


33 posted on 08/27/2010 3:52:22 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: gundog

Yes indeed, it is all Bush’s fault!

Just like it is America’s fault Saddam gassed his own people and starved so many, those things only happened because America had sanction in place.

Every issue, no matter where it originates is Bush’s or America’s fault in the liberal fantasy utopia they live in! NO RESPONSIBLITY FOR THE GUILTY LEFT!


34 posted on 08/27/2010 3:52:49 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
And, and I know what the circumstances were. And of course the President takes the blame in any situation, as we can see now with the new president.

Lost my coffee all over my screen on that one.

35 posted on 08/27/2010 3:54:37 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: La Lydia
Laura must have asked Matt whether pompous ass hurts much.
36 posted on 08/27/2010 3:56:06 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: gidget7

Haha. Great answer from Mrs. Bush!!


37 posted on 08/27/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Laura is a bigger ‘man’ than Lauer will ever be.


38 posted on 08/27/2010 4:00:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: muglywump

Answer: Not at all. You don’t see a thing.


39 posted on 08/27/2010 4:02:02 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: dalebert

Not to worry, they only highlighted the contrast between then and now. Wonder if they will start selling T-shirts with Laura asking, “Do you miss me yet?”...


40 posted on 08/27/2010 4:03:04 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: IbJensen; ncalburt; Aevery_Freeman
Laura Bush believes gay marriage should be legal, and she always did:

At a State Department ceremony this week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warmly acknowledged the family members of Mark Dybul, whom she was swearing in as the nation's new global AIDS coordinator.

As first lady Laura Bush looked on, Rice singled out his partner, Jason Claire, and Claire's mother. Rice referred to her as Dybul's mother-in-law.

41 posted on 08/27/2010 4:03:37 PM PDT by donna (Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council. It's time to impeach Obama.)
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To: IbJensen

I read her book. There was nothing despicable in it. It increased my admiration for her and her husband which was already high.

As for her actions, you cannot name one thing she’s done that’s been objectionable.

Dolt!


42 posted on 08/27/2010 4:05:44 PM PDT by altura
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To: IbJensen

While I vigorously disagree with Laura Bush on the matters of abortion and sodomite “marriage”, she at least exhibits a sense of “geometry and taste” and does so with class and poise.

As the president’s wife, she kept her opinions to herself and supported her husband through it all.

Contrast her with Hillary and Michele.

Now THEY are despicable grom the get go and lousy first ladies to boot.

Big mouthed, foul tempered, glowering, hateful shrews.


43 posted on 08/27/2010 4:09:28 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: donna

I don’t recall her making any statements about gay marriage. But don’t let facts get in the way of your apparent desire to trash Laura.

She is far too nice a person to trash anyone because of their sexual orientation or anything else.


44 posted on 08/27/2010 4:10:19 PM PDT by altura
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To: IbJensen

You prove your ignorance. The appearance of which you speak was arranged for Laura to be a speaker long ago, maybe months.

Michelle inserted herself into the event to try to regain popularity she lost during her indulgence in Spain.

You are an uninformed idiot.


45 posted on 08/27/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT by altura
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To: donna

Laura is more moderate on this issue. She does not believe that the definition of man and woman in matrimony should be changed but also does not think that gay relationships is anyones business.


46 posted on 08/27/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: altura

Exactly, well said.


47 posted on 08/27/2010 4:14:57 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I have seen Cat IV hurricanes strike the US since the 1960’s and can never recall any other 5-year introspective of any storm! That includes Hugo which struck Charleston and Andrew that struck Homestead-maimi.

I guess it has been a slow news summer, no hurricanes, and the BP blow out didn't produce any “newsworthy” stories. The economy and unemployment are milestones around BHOI and dimocrat necks. So what is the boot licking MSM to do?

That's it! Lets go back and revisit Hurricane Katrina and see what we can still blame Bush for!

48 posted on 08/27/2010 4:15:11 PM PDT by Nip ("Much less than expected" the new synonym for Obamanomics)
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To: IbJensen

Laura Bush is the epitome of a true “lady”! Surely, you were describing the current first lady, weren’t you?


49 posted on 08/27/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: altura; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; IbJensen

Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2512361/posts


50 posted on 08/27/2010 4:23:41 PM PDT by donna (Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council. It's time to impeach Obama.)
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