Okay, how did I miss this quote from our esteemed former first lady:
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 is working very well for them.
A lot of doubt has surfaced as to the quote's veracity, however (according to urbanlegend.com) "The fact is, she did say it during a question-and-answer session with a reporter for "Marketplace," a program aired on National Public Radio. Audio recordings of both the finished segment and the original, unedited interview are available online."
First of all, who uses the term "underprivileged" anymore? Only people who are OVERprivileged, is who.
Secondly, what kind of malignantly clueless person would think that living in a sports arena in another state while separated from your home and family would be a STEP UP for someone, no matter how poor they may be?
I guarantee you if Hillary Clinton said anything even close to this outrage, Tom DeLay would be busting a forehead artery in multiple media formats. "Dr." Bill Frist would be pontificating about how, as a member of the medical establishment, he can declare that arenas have poor air quality, blah blah and therefore Hillary is a lesbian communist for making such beastly, insensitive comments. Bill O'Reilly--as a self-proclaimed working class guy--would invite her on his show to publicly chastise her.
Where is the outrage for Dear Old Babs? Her comments clearly show her--and her family's--total lack of knowledge of and interest in ordinary Americans. If the Bushes are our best and brightest political dynasty, then we are so far up sh*t's creek that we might as well capsize the boat right now and drown ourselves out of our misery.