Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dumb Dumb Dumb

I'm going to take a quick break from Notre Dame related topics and touch on one of the dumbest things I've heard so far from a public figure about the hurricane devastation down in the Gulf. This brain-dead comment is courtesy of former first lady Barbara Bush, who said the following on NPR on Monday:
"Almost everyone I've talked to says we're going to move to Houston. What I'm hearing which is sort of scary 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--this is working very well for them."

Yes, I'm sure all the poor people in New Orleans and Mississippi who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina were just praying beforehand to have their home destroyed just so they could get some nice free stuff from the government. Yeah, they might not know what happened to some of their family members and some of their family members might even die from the hurricane, but hey how can you not hope and pray for free stuff. Think before you speak. It does wonders.