Barb's beautiful mind
In light of what's been said about the racism and classism at work in this situation, I couldn't believe what I read this morning. According to Barbara Bush, mother of All Evil: "And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."
Unbelievable. The poor are lucky to have Barb on their side.
I actually saw this broadcast live. Phyllis looked up from studying and said, "She didn't say that. Please tell me she didn't say that."
I fully expected ol' Barb to make like the first character Harry Morgan played on M*A*S*H who turned to an African-American fellow officer who was serving with him as a judge on a court-martial panel saying something like, "I call these proceedings to order but first, why don't you give us a number -- you kn0w, that ol' soft shoe." The officer, unable to respond out of pure shock, gave Morgan's character a quizzical look, whereupon Morgan broke into a lively song and shuffle-stepped out the door, presumably into the nearest straight-jacket.
This begs the question, "Is inextricably intertwined racism and classism a result of nature or nurture?" Maybe Larry King should ask that the next time he permits himself to be used by Shrub's parents to bail their Prez-kid out of trouble -- again.