Thursday, September 15, 2005

Let them eat cake, eh, Bar?

This image was originally posted at The Harvard Republican Newsletter

I know this is from last week, but I've been a little behind lately and haven't had the inclination to post after losing a piece I had worked very hard on as it evaporated into digital hyperspace the other day.

My two favorite Bushisms from Katrina have to be George's Trent Lott comments a few days after the storm,
The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)
and his mother Barbara Bush expressing her total disassociation with the poor, and the world in general,
"What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas,"

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway," she said, "so this is working very well for them."
Yes Barbara, let them eat cake, eh?

I think the most clever piece I have seen on Mrs. Bush's Prince Phillip impersonations has to be from Andy Borowitz, entitled Barbara Bush Relocated. Enjoy.

The Borowitz Report
September 8th, 2005

Breaking News
Former First Lady Moved to New Location Away From Cameras, Microphones

Just days after former First Lady Barbara Bush made widely publicized remarks about people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina, the White House said today that Mrs. Bush had been moved to "a new location away from television cameras and microphones."

Mrs. Bush, who in talking about Katrina refugees said that "This is working very well for them" and that many of them "were underprivileged anyway," was transported to a facility where she will have plenty of food and water but no more media appearances, the White House confirmed.

"She will be much more comfortable in this new location, surrounded by armed guards on a 24-hour basis, than she was at her compound in Kennebunkport," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. "This is working very well for her."

Responding to a reporter who questioned whether Mrs. Bush would be happy being uprooted from her estate, Mr. McClellan said, "She was overprivileged anyway."

While the White House took credit for its success in relocating Mrs. Bush, some congressional critics argued that it did not act quickly enough to relocate the outspoken former First Lady.

"This was an emergency situation," said Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del). "They should have relocated her the minute she opened her piehole,"

For her part, the former First Lady remained out of view, but released the following official statement: "I am doing well, but I remain envious of those who were relocated after Hurricane Katrina - boy, do those folks have a sweet deal."

Elsewhere, President Bush mourned the passing of actor Bob Denver, calling the "Gilligan's Island" star "a great American and a role model for me personally."

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