Thursday, April 26, 2007

And the Oblivi-Bubble Expands

Dan Froomkin has this little tidbit in the Washington Post this morning, from an interview with Ann Curry of the Today Show (sorry, Thomas):

First Lady Laura Bush said this morning that "no one suffers more" than the president and she do when watching television footage of the carnage in Iraq -- potentially opening her up to charges that the first family is too removed from the anguish of American troops and their families.

The first lady was on NBC's Today show mostly to talk about the president's malaria initiative, but at one point Ann Curry showed some video from Iraq and asked Bush, in a hushed, solicitous tone: "You know the American people are suffering, watching --"

The first lady replied: "Oh, I know that, very much. And believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this. And certainly the commander in chief who has asked our military to go into harm's way --"
Sigh. And just when you thought that there was at least one sane person left at the White House.


Anonymous said...

lease don't tell me you thought Mrs. Bush was the one sane one at the white house.....???

Heck, I'd only trust the "staff" there that works through every administration and are likely better suited to run the government than the folks who shuffle through every 4-8 years.

Melanie K said...

She just always seemed a little more sane/human to me. And no, I was not referring to the career staffers as being among the sanity-deprived--just the idiots who make up the current administration.