Posted by Janna, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2008 at 8:27 am
Yes, she did! She also said of the Katrina victims who were homeless and living in the AstroDome in Houston, "And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."
She also said "What Iím hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality."
That woman is vile to say the least. I think that family just revels in death and destruction.
You have to be very divorced from reality to believe that losing every possession you own and having to live on a cot in a sport's arena is "working" for people. Sick.
Posted by Janna, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Feb 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm
Bush can do a lot of damage in the time remaining. Should I really think nothing of the occupation of Iraq and all the blood on American hands? BB is very proud of her boy, you know. He's done a good job looting our country for the enrichment of his buddies. If there were any justice, he and Cheney would be in jail. As it is, if he's ever impeached for his crimes, I'll be shocked. Should we just look the other way or be grateful he's out of office? No, we should send him to the Hague.
Posted by Barbara, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Feb 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm
Janna, please cite your sources. It's unfair to provide exact statements, in quotation marks, then say you read it "in various newspapers at the time of the tragedy." How is it you remember the *exact wording* of the statement but you cannot even recall which newspaper(s) published the report? Please post a web link to the original source so that your comments will be viewed as more than just heresay.
Posted by Janna, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Feb 28, 2008 at 8:16 am
Actually, I didn't say I read it in various newspapers, Erin did. The search engine is your friend, you should try it. I searched Barbara Bush Astrodome and got lots of hits. Here's a couple of links for you though:
I recall at the time, adding her comments to the list of outrages that were occurring around Katrina. You know, like Bush and McCain eating birthday cake as if they had no care in the world while people were drowning. If you need a source for that, you can search Bush Cake Katrina. There are pictures of that. Oh, and Bush having a photo-op with 3 helicopters sitting behind him, meanwhile the tv showing a split screen with people waiting to be rescued on their roofs. That one really got my husband irrate. I could go on...
People who are paying attention remember this and won't view it as heresay. It was quite talked about at the time as you'll see if you do your own search.
Posted by Gene, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Mar 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm
If you check Snopes.com you will find these statements as being true. The Iraq statement was part of a longer statement regarding the news reporting to be 90% speculation and therefore she didn't want to waste her time. This is her feeling not mine, if you read the entire text from the Diane Sawyer interview. Also, the Katrina statement is true per Snopes. It was made on Sept. 5, 2005 on a radio show called Marketplace.