Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush is the wife of former U.S. president George Herbert Walker Bush and the mother of current president George Walker Bush.

She is on the board of advisors of the Children's Scholarship Fund.

  • Advisory Committee, AmeriCares (at least in 2004)

Hurricane Katrina: Blaming the Victims

In a fine example of the prejudice inherent within privilege, First Mom and Former First Lady Barbara Bush, while "[a]ccompanying her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in Houston" following Hurricane Katrina, said September 5, 2005, "referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, 'This is working very well for them.'"

"In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: 'Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston.
"Then she added: '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.'"

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