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Friday, September 09, 2005
Yahoo! Article.

The Nation's Washington correspondent, John Nichols has written a mud-slinging piece that Yahoo! saw fit to report for some reason. It wasn't even under the "opinion" section.

The article details Barbara Bush's Labor Day trip to the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. I have never read John Nichols before, let alone heard of the guy. I will probably never read, nor admit to hearing of him again due to the obvious slant placed on his writing. The article was designed by Nichols to slam Bush for having money and saying things about how the people of New Orleans lucked out.

When Barbara Bush says that the people of New Orleans lucked out from her visit to the astrodome in Houston, it is obvious to me that she is speaking of the hospitality of the people of Houston for taking in the displaced persons. It is not clear to me why Nichols (or anyone else for that matter), would print otherwise. Placing a Michael Moore type twist on things, this quote: "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," is easy for Nichols to print out of context. According to Nichols, this was said moments before Barbara Bush returned to her multi-million dollar Houston home. Why liberals like to bring pay-stubs into the argument baffles me. What's wrong with just heading "home", Nichols? Is the fact that Bush and Clinton teamed up to make the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund not good for some reason?

What if, and I am just throwing this out there as a suggestion, just what if some of the displaced persons now in the astrodome have a roof over their heads for the first time in a long time because they were underprivileged? Is that not possible? Was New Orleans really that noted (pre-hurricane) for the lowest underprivileged population? Not that I recall. Write something truthful and or worth reading for a change, please.


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