Laura Bush Scoffs at Hillary & Ray Nagin's Remarks
Although, not loud and screeching,… Laura Bush‘s words carry quite a punch. Laura might as well have been kissing Hillary’s forehead, the way she rebuked Hill’s ridiculous remarks with style and grace on her day of visits with AIDS patients in Nigeria.
US First Lady Laura Bush(2nd L) is greeted by 11-year-old Jamilla Ahmed(L) as Deputy Chief of Mission to Nigeria Thomas Fuery(2nd R) and Nigerian Education Minister Chinwe Nora Obaji look on at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria.(AFP/Jim Watson)
Laura Bush rebuked Hillary Clinton’s racist “plantation” remarks during a stop on her African tour today:
Laura Bush criticized Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday for suggesting that the Republican-controlled House is run like a plantation where dissenting voices are ignored.
“It think it’s ridiculous _ it’s a ridiculous comment,” Mrs. Bush told reporters when asked about the remark during a return flight to Washington following her four-day swing through West Africa.
Mrs. Bush, who said her next trip likely will be to New Orleans to visit schools damaged in the hurricane, also reacted to a comment by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin that stirred controversy. Nagin had said: “This city will be chocolate at the end of the day.” He later apologized.
Nagin also said the hurricane that devastated New Orleans was God’s way of showing displeasure about U.S. involvement in Iraq. “Surely God is mad at America,” Nagin said in a speech Monday. “Surely He’s not approving of us being in Iraq under false pretense. But surely He’s upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.”
Asked about the comment, Mrs. Bush joked that she didn’t really think she could speak for God. Then she added that she believes Nagin wants New Orleans to be rebuilt.
“He wants people who lived in New Orleans to come back,” Mrs. Bush said. “I do to, and I know the president does too. You know it’s going to take a long time.”
Drudge carried the story today.
There is more of the press conference with First Lady Laura Bush at the White House website.
On Monday, at the inauguration ceremony of Africa’s first elected woman president, Laura Bush said Condi was her choice for president.
Driftwood found that this is not the first time Hillary has used the plantation comparison.