Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Things That Make Me Say AAAAAiiii!

So I finished reading Grapes of Wrath, as I mentioned.

And I was cruising around the blogosphere, just seeing what other bloggers thought of the thing, since, as I said, I'm thinking I might want to teach it next semester.

Came across this:

President George W. Bush was introduced to the film “The Grapes of Wrath” as a student at the Harvard Business School, where he got admitted on his family’s name. “I wanted to give the class a visual reference for poverty and a sense of historical empathy,” macroeconomics professor Yoshi Tsurumi told a researcher for Kitty Kelley’s book, “The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty.”

“George Bush came up to me and said, ‘Why are you going to show us that commie movie?’” Tsurumi recalled. “I laughed because I thought he was kidding, but he wasn’t. After we viewed the film, I called on him to discuss the Depression and how he thought it affected people. [Bush] said, ‘Look, people are poor because they are lazy.’ A number of students pounced on him and demanded that he support his statement with facts and statistics. He quickly backed down because he could not sustain his broadside.”


It's just one of those things that make me go AAAiiiggg!

He's running our country. We've got a FUCKING MORON running the country.


jo(e) said...

Well, it's pretty consistent with his policies.

Anonymous said...

So nu? We all know he's a fucking moron...even 2/3rds of the people who have the misfortune to live in a red state

Mouse said...

I am not lazy. I am not. Grr. You know, that's the kind of thing to get a jackass beat up. Fucking moron.

delagar said...

It was exactly my students I was thinking of when I read that, Mouse. Lazy? Good Christ. My students work harder in one week that George W. every worked in his life.