We’re in Wichita for a family wedding, and George Bush Sr. was in town, delivering some sort of travelling roadshow, and was quoted in the newspaper thusly:
Recalling one massive protest in San Francisco — deep in liberal territory, he pointed out — he described “the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen” screaming at him, “Stay out of my womb!”
“No problem, lady!” was his retort.
This was our President? Aren’t they supposed to be dignified? Aren’t they supposed to be above stupid, childish remarks like that? Aren’t they supposed to respect the opinions of all the citizens? I’m not saying it is easy, it is a hard job (as his son keeps reminding us, he’s doing some hard work, it’s hard). But you only get to be President if you’re acertain caliber of person, right? The best of the best?
This kind of comment just demeans him, the Presidency, and our country. But then of course, judging by his wife, this kind of insensitivity seems to run in the family.