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Posted on 2003.24.12 at 13:57
How I feel about it all: blahblah
Soundtrack: Loreena McKennitt - Tango to Evora
From Peace Roots Alliance:

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it's, not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
- Barbara Bush, interview on Good Morning America

I've always liked Barbara Bush, but this is a really callous thing to say, dontcha think?


my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2003-12-24 18:43 (UTC) ()
I really agree. We could chalk it up to her being an old-fashioned "old lady" if we were inclined to, but...er...we're not, are we? I've admired her since an interview (maybe with Larry King?) I saw after George HW, but before George W. She spoke her own. She's her own person, kind, but blunt, and not afraid to disagree with the PTB, even if they are her husband and/or son. So I'm bumfuzzled by her ostrichlike response. A strike on an otherwise classy lady.

Speaking of class, how about Essie Mae, Strom Thurmond's daughter? You go, girl. She elevates her father one level out of his Pit Of Eternity for his kind and relatively normal relationship with her, considering the flavor of the times.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-12-25 06:59 (UTC) ()
*high-fives Essie Mae*

She's got Class, all right. She could have outed herself years ago, but she did it for the right reasons and waited.
just dance
karabou at 2003-12-25 08:21 (UTC) ()
*snort* Yeah, why should she care; why should she have to face the results of the choices our government makes, and politics, and war? She's old, and rich, and comfortable. Geez.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2003-12-28 08:13 (UTC) ()
I can understand the sentiment, maybe, about not wanting to have to worry about it because it's hard to think about and worrying doesn't help anything, but yeah, the way she put it it pretty callous. I mean, "why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" Did she really have to phrase it that way?

I don't know.
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