– President Bush, explaining why his vacation is more important than a war mother’s grief
Despite his strange, mangled Texas accent, President George W. Bush is, first and foremost, a pampered East Coast blueblood. As such, nothing can change the key operative dynamic in his life: The world revolves around him. It always has, and always will.
Nothing sums this up better than his reaction to the pleas from the mother of a soldier who died in the war Mr. Bush launched for no other reason than his personal, aristocratic whim:
Bush said he is aware of the anti-war sentiments of Cindy Sheehan and others who have joined her protest near the Bush [second home].
“But whether it be here or in Washington or anywhere else, there’s somebody who has got something to say to the president, that’s part of the job,” Bush said on the ranch. “And I think it’s important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say. But, I think it’s also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life.”
This from a man who has never experienced an honestly “thoughtful” or “sensitive” moment in his life. What an asshole.