Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Go ahead - you might feel better

(Image from "Heart of the City" ©2005 Mark Tatulli/ Dist. by Universal Press Syndicate)

I couldn't make this shit up, even if I tried.

♦ From the Washington Post (by Lolita C. Baldor):

Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs

An Arlington-based Halliburton Co. subsidiary that has been criticized for its reconstruction work in Iraq has begun tapping a $500 million Navy contract to do emergency repairs at Gulf Coast naval and Marine facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

♦ From Editor & Publisher (via Atrios):

Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans

"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 (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."

It's almost a caricature. I kept looking for a punchline, but didn't find one. "This is working very well for them"? Does she realize the words that are coming out of her mouth? Apparently, the insensitivity Jim pointed out in my previous post's comments runs in the Bush family.

I have an idea: How about dropping Mrs. Hospitality down onto the Astrodome floor and letting the "underprivileged" go all "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" on her ass?

Hmm, that might work very well for them, Mrs. Bush.