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Jon: Why so easy on Babs Bush?

On Jon Stewart tonight, former first lady Barbara Bush — who, as virtually everyone has noted, taught Dubya what he knows about compassionate conservatism — got an almost totally free ride.

And why did she deserve a proper satiric whupping?

For telling PBS’s Marketplace this on Sept. 5 about New Orleans evacuees:

“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 is working very well for them.”

Wed, September 7 2005 » Main Page, Media