My Letter to the Editor of the Greensboro News&Record
Ostensibly there to do whatever it is celebrities and politicians do, Barbara's husband and his new buddy Bill visited the refugees of Katrina. Barbara Bush (perhaps bored?) was speaking to Marketplace Radio reporter Bob Moon and had this to say about her new neighbors, the current residents of the Astrodome, "Almost everyone I've talked to says 'were gonna move to Houston'....What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underpriviliged anyway *chuckles* this is working very well for them" That chuckling you hear is evidence of a disdain for the lives of ordinary people evident in the administrations of both her husband, and son, and the GOP as a whole. On the Senate's agenda when the recess ends- the repeal of the estate tax, by definition a tax cut for the top 2% that the nonpartisan CBO says will empty the coffers of charities like the Red Cross.