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BUSH MOM: EVERYONE WANTS TO MOVE TO TEXAS
Drudge Report ^ | 9/5/05 | Matt Drudge

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 I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston," Barbara Bush told NPR.

"What I’m 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: barbarabush; evacuees; katrina
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I have a feeling the left is going to distort this beyond belief.
1 posted on 09/05/2005 5:19:27 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Not the smartest thing to say...


2 posted on 09/05/2005 5:19:52 PM PDT by nj26
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To: wagglebee

uh-oh


3 posted on 09/05/2005 5:21:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: wagglebee

I think the headline on Drudge already distorts what she said.


4 posted on 09/05/2005 5:21:32 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: nj26

What did she say that was bad?


5 posted on 09/05/2005 5:21:46 PM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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To: Liberty Valance

That was my response exactly. Here we go...


6 posted on 09/05/2005 5:22:17 PM PDT by Iluvlabs not libs
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To: wagglebee

The truth of the matter is that they WILL be better off away from the city and the gangs.


7 posted on 09/05/2005 5:23:08 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: nj26

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.


8 posted on 09/05/2005 5:23:26 PM PDT by sine_nomine (Protect the weakest of the weak - the unborn babies.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Oh my God... .. what's next? She is a wonderful woman...just a very stupid statement....


9 posted on 09/05/2005 5:23:36 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: wagglebee
WHat Barbara Bush said is so true that the usual suspects may choose not to exploit it...because they don't want more sensible people to hear it and say, "She's right." This may not develop into anything.
10 posted on 09/05/2005 5:23:46 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: wagglebee

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.


11 posted on 09/05/2005 5:23:50 PM PDT by Moonmad27
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To: All

DUers and Leftist Keith Olberman is already spinning this


13 posted on 09/05/2005 5:24:35 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: wagglebee

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.


14 posted on 09/05/2005 5:24:38 PM PDT by DesertDreamer (Never underestimate the ability of the Democrats to wet their finger and hold it to the wind. -RWR)
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To: Peach

I agree, but by the time the left is through with tearing this apart it will sound like the Diaspora.


15 posted on 09/05/2005 5:24:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: jbstrick
"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."

probably indicating that living in an arena is better than government housing in NO. Oops.

17 posted on 09/05/2005 5:25:03 PM PDT by IrishGOP
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To: wagglebee

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.


18 posted on 09/05/2005 5:25:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: wagglebee

I know what she means, but this is not going to be interpreted well at all.


19 posted on 09/05/2005 5:25:39 PM PDT by ndt
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To: wagglebee



Only because everyones not moved there yet.


20 posted on 09/05/2005 5:27:29 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: nj26

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...


21 posted on 09/05/2005 5:27:43 PM PDT by Russ
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To: Chuzzlewit

The truth is never stupid.


22 posted on 09/05/2005 5:27:55 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: wagglebee
I saw an interview on fox, I think it was the Governor of Texas...Very smart sounding man... I am assuming he is a republican...Very smart, very eloquent...mmmmmmm
23 posted on 09/05/2005 5:28:00 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Thank you America)
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To: wagglebee

It was the chuckle that got her. Or they inserted it.


24 posted on 09/05/2005 5:28:18 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: nj26

If they want to attack Barbara, let them. Only an absolute fool would do so.


25 posted on 09/05/2005 5:29:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: wagglebee

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)


26 posted on 09/05/2005 5:29:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: wagglebee

They will have culture shock. Being treated with respect and not as a voting bloc.


27 posted on 09/05/2005 5:30:11 PM PDT by RTINSC
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To: wagglebee

The Democrats in Louisiana want them back on the Plantation.


28 posted on 09/05/2005 5:30:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: wagglebee

The former First Lady is beloved by most Americans. The left will be making a mistake if they attack her over this.


29 posted on 09/05/2005 5:30:55 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: wagglebee

She is right. Why does the truth hurt so much these days.


30 posted on 09/05/2005 5:31:16 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: areafiftyone
DUers and Leftist Keith Olberman is already spinning this

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?

31 posted on 09/05/2005 5:32:05 PM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: wagglebee
I don't care what they do with the dregs of the hurricane as long as they don't come to California, we have more than our share of lazy welfare cases already.
32 posted on 09/05/2005 5:34:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: madison10

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.


33 posted on 09/05/2005 5:35:08 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: wagglebee

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.


34 posted on 09/05/2005 5:36:06 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: wagglebee

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.


35 posted on 09/05/2005 5:36:12 PM PDT by pieces of time
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To: livius
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.

What? You mean they didn't think it was so great in Democrat paradise?

36 posted on 09/05/2005 5:36:40 PM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: popdonnelly

Ding ding ding!

Also... it's (a little) harder for the dead to vote in Texas.


37 posted on 09/05/2005 5:36:52 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: wagglebee
What I’m hearing is they all want to stay in Texas.

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38 posted on 09/05/2005 5:37:59 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: RTINSC
They will have culture shock. Being treated with respect and not as a voting bloc.

Yeah, kinda like moving from a Saddam controlled Iraq to a post-Saddam Iraq. ;)

39 posted on 09/05/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Moonmad27

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.


40 posted on 09/05/2005 5:38:21 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: wagglebee

I have a feeling the left is going to distort this beyond belief.




Yea so?
They are all over President Bush when the sun does not shine.

I have learned a lot about the mentality of the political left in this country during the aftermath of this hurricane.
They are,WHINY;DIVISIVE;USELESS..ETC.


41 posted on 09/05/2005 5:38:52 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Moonmad27

The difference is: Barbara doesn't give a rat's behind what ANYONE thinks.


42 posted on 09/05/2005 5:39:13 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: wagglebee
These people are saying the same thing in every city they've come to. They are treated with respect, they are offered jobs, people are taking them into their homes.

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.

43 posted on 09/05/2005 5:39:30 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Global Dumbing far more serious threat than Global Warming)
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To: wagglebee

Houston is not pleased.


44 posted on 09/05/2005 5:39:51 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: McGavin999

The left is concerned that they will get jobs, buy homes, start to understand the true purpose of welfare and start voting Republican.


45 posted on 09/05/2005 5:43:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Peach

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.


46 posted on 09/05/2005 5:45:11 PM PDT by chiller (DONE: Gore, taxes, terrorism,Kerry, Old Media. TO DO: Judges, Tort, IRS, Soc.Sec.,borders..)
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To: wagglebee

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.


47 posted on 09/05/2005 5:46:18 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Global Dumbing far more serious threat than Global Warming)
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To: Fido969

Barbara Bush is America's Grandma. The MSM can spin this any way they want. Americans love Barbara Bush!


48 posted on 09/05/2005 5:46:44 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Fido969

DUers and Leftist Keith Olberman is already spinning this


Keith who?


49 posted on 09/05/2005 5:47:02 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (Dick Cheney is the best elected official in this country. Period.)
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To: wagglebee

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!


50 posted on 09/05/2005 5:49:41 PM PDT by petitfour
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