Evidently in honor of Bob "Gilligan" Denver's passing, First Mama Barbara Bush decided to do her best Lovey Howell impression while talking about the displaced New Orleans residents who ended up at the Astrodome in Texas:
"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--this (soft chuckle) is working very well for them."
Yes, Lovey. Isn't it grand to live among corpses and feces for days without water or food while your home (even if it might have been a rental) soaks in a toxic jumbalaya, ruining all your possessions (even if it only was a no-name VCR and some cheap Olan Mills family portraits in brass-plated picture frames) and forcing you out of the storied city you knew as home into the arid homeland of oil-slurping cowboys whose own favorite son's administration is partially responsible for the budget cuts that crippled your city's infrastructure maintenance program pre-hurricane (contributing to the levee leaks)?
Why, lordy me. I had it all wrong. Hell, it's a regular hoedown of happiness!
Now get back up in that ivory tower of yours and polish some pearls, Babs Antoinette. You've done quite enough for the huddled masses for one day.
And please, on your way out, don't mention that you've never really understood "the Blues."