Skip to comments.BUSH MOM: EVERYONE WANTS TO MOVE TO TEXAS
Posted on 09/05/2005 5:19:27 PM PDT by wagglebee
Former first lady and mother to President Bush said Monday that evacuees from New Orleans have found a home in Houston.
"Almost everyone Ive talked to says we're going to move to Houston," Barbara Bush told NPR.
"What Im hearing 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 (she chuckles slightly)--this is working very well for them."
Editor & Publisher notes the former First Lady's remarks were aired this evening on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" program.
Not the smartest thing to say...
I think the headline on Drudge already distorts what she said.
What did she say that was bad?
That was my response exactly. Here we go...
The truth of the matter is that they WILL be better off away from the city and the gangs.
She is bullet proof. She can say anything and get away with it. Besides, what she said was OK.
At least she didn't mention the looters, shooters, and brain-dead mayor.
Oh my God... .. what's next? She is a wonderful woman...just a very stupid statement....
It's not the first report of evacuees liking the cities they are in. (Contrast this with Fox News report on all the people in Baton Rouge already buying homes there.) Poor Barbara - no one is safe from the Dem's slime machine.
DUers and Leftist Keith Olberman is already spinning this
Why is it that whenever anyone on the right has the nerve to speak the unblunted truth, the left turns it into a weapon? The truth might hurt, but it's more helpful than a comforting lie.
I agree, but by the time the left is through with tearing this apart it will sound like the Diaspora.
probably indicating that living in an arena is better than government housing in NO. Oops.
They probably will distort it, but many of the evacuated folks have said as much themselves - they're glad to get away from their old lives, want to start over, and they're confident the future is going to be better for them.
I know what she means, but this is not going to be interpreted well at all.
Only because everyones not moved there yet.
If any of you have a 70-something year old mother you know they can say be very outspoken at times and say things that come out differently than they want. I'll give her a pass on this, it seems harmless enough, but I'll bet the MSM won't. They have no heart...
The truth is never stupid.
It was the chuckle that got her. Or they inserted it.
If they want to attack Barbara, let them. Only an absolute fool would do so.
There is NOTHING wrong with what she said. Only the left & their teensy, twisted minds could find something wrong with the statement.
Leave Barbara alone...or I may have to punch you. ;) (Don't blame me, I got the idea from Ms. Landrieu)
They will have culture shock. Being treated with respect and not as a voting bloc.
The Democrats in Louisiana want them back on the Plantation.
The former First Lady is beloved by most Americans. The left will be making a mistake if they attack her over this.
She is right. Why does the truth hurt so much these days.
After blathering for days about how the whole problem of the hurricane was cause because there were too many "underprivileged" in New Orleans, what do they want?
Unless you are spewing the PC "sensitivity" line, these idiots will always be all over you.
What ever happened to Olbermans' "Ohio Vote Fraud" ravings? Has he "gotten to the bottom" of that, yet?
Your are forgetting how the game works. The media creates the meme firs, in this case "Bush family is out of touch with the common man" (as if the limo libs even shop for their own groceries), the look for random stuff to fill it in. Her statement is good enough for them.
The left may distort it... but all the new Louisiana Gumbo restaurants that are going to open in Texas over the next six months won't lie.
They can't. The Congressional Black Caucus and other prominent black "leaders" said that Bush was leaving the POOR blacks in NO to die. They'll have to explain the difference between POOR and underprivlidged.
What? You mean they didn't think it was so great in Democrat paradise?
Ding ding ding!
Also... it's (a little) harder for the dead to vote in Texas.
Yeah, kinda like moving from a Saddam controlled Iraq to a post-Saddam Iraq. ;)
One lady interviewed at the convention center in Austin says "This is one of the cleanest, nicest cities I've ever seen, I'm staying here". Welcome.
I have a feeling the left is going to distort this beyond belief.
The difference is: Barbara doesn't give a rat's behind what ANYONE thinks.
They were raised being told that the white people hate them, but now they clearly see it's not the truth.
White arms wrapped around them and plucked them off rooftops, white people got on the buses in Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, Phoenix, Utah, Colorado, etc. smiled and said "Welcome to ......"
Room is being made in schools for their children, medical care is being given to people who obviously haven't received medical care in a very long time, and they're smart enough to know that their own city officials and state officials didn't even bother to help to get them out of the city.
Houston is not pleased.
The left is concerned that they will get jobs, buy homes, start to understand the true purpose of welfare and start voting Republican.
May I crassly suggest, the devasted area in the poorest eastern NO neighborhoods--as I have seen and heard it described--may not be missed. What is rebuilt there will easily be better. The drug addicts will have scattered, too.
I just want them out of that he** hole. In watching the interviews, I saw some of the sweetest, nicest people. They were truely grateful for the help. I know there will be the trouble makers, and the complainers. They should be duely noted and when the time is right, send them back to LA. The others deserve a chance, and I want to see them get it.
Barbara Bush is America's Grandma. The MSM can spin this any way they want. Americans love Barbara Bush!
DUers and Leftist Keith Olberman is already spinning this
Please quit worrying about this stuff. The truth will set them free. My NOLA neighbors are disgusted with the media turning this into a racial issue. It is a human issue!
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