All in the Bush family

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.

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My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.