Thursday, September 16, 2004

The Empress Has No Clothes

Thanks for the Memory to PoliPundit via Ace of Spades HQ.

This seems appropriate, considering she's named after Marie Anoinette's mother. Teesa Heinz Kerry, visiting relief efforts for hurricane victims, said, "Clothing is wonderful, but let them go naked for a while, at least the kids,"

I will repeat that, because, to borrow from Lewis Black, it bears repeating:

"Clothing is wonderful, but let them go naked for a while, at least the kids"


According to the AP article, she was concerned the effort was too focused on sending clothes instead of essentials like water and electric generators.

Well, yes, Teraysuh, if that's all any of the relief centers were packing, I'd be concerned too. Of course, I'd ask first how the food and water situation was being handled, and I'd find a more sensitive way to express this concern. You know, one that was a little less reminiscent of "Let zem eat cake."

Furthermore, you might be surprised to learn that clothing is still quite essential, not just "wonderful." Protection from the elements and all that.

Imagine the outrage from Democrats if a Republican said something like that. Look at the way they excoriate the President for his malapropisms. Imagine if it had not been Teresa, but Laura Bush. Except I just can't imagine our First Lady making such an insensitive quip.

Keep talking, Dahling. You're helping our cause.

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