Wednesday, September 14, 2005

It's never that simple

Barbara Bush's off-the-cuff remark was something of a gaffe, no doubt – but it's still interesting to catch a glimpse of the complex ways in which a disaster can play out in human lives. There's some truth in Barbara Bush's observation for Keith Conrad, it seems -- but not enough to buy Oscar Jackson's parents a new home...


Barbara Bush Calls Evacuees Better Off, NYT, September 7, 2005
Anne Hull, In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock, WP, September 11, 2005