Bush vows a probe, but his mom already stuck it in and twisted it
Late last night, a BBC World reporter described the toxic soup bowl that used to be New Orleans as containing “noxious gumbo.” But there’s no escape for the poor people who fled from that murk. At Houston’s Astrodome, they got a visit from Barbara Bush, and “Mother,” as George W. calls her, didn’t know best.
Even more smug than her son, Mother Bush talked about how the refugees were “underprivileged anyway” and how life in the Astrodome was “working very well for them.”
Typical stuff from a regime whose officials in effect told the starving people of Niger to eat yellowcake.
Mother Bush might describe fetid New Orleans as a quaint situation, although those aren’t the words scientists are throwing around right now. Reporters Andrew Gumbel and Rupert Cornwell summed it up this way in yesterday’s Independent (U.K.):
And what’s in this toxic soup?
The problem is this: You have to pump this horrifying shit out of New Orleans before the city can be rebuilt. But if the billions of gallons of poisonous crap is pumped into the Gulf of Mexico, marine and animal life in the whole region will be endangered. As the Independent‘s reporters add:
“We’re talking about a mass of decomposing dead bodies and animals. This is going to produce a horrible festering of unknown consequences,” said Harold Zeliger, a chemical toxicologist and independent consultant based in New York State.
We’re talking about a horror movie. Zeliger added:
Poor people and rich people.