Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bush and Trent Lott's house

Bush Visits Gulf Coast still obsessed with Trent Lott's house. One year later, he still feels compelled to tell everybody that Trent Lott lost his house and Bush even sat in it. A strange effort at empathy:
Speaking to reporters Monday after visiting United States Marine Inc., a company in Gulfport that builds military boats, Mr. Bush predicted that the rebuilding effort would take “years, not months.”

“There will be a momentum, momentum will be gathered,” the president said. “Houses will begat jobs, jobs will begat houses.”

But, he continued: “It’s hard to describe the devastation down here. It was massive in its destruction, and it spared nobody. United States Senator Trent Lott had a fantastic house overlooking the bay. I know because I sat in it with he and his wife. And now it’s completely obliterated. There’s nothing.”
I think Trent Lott has probably survived pretty well given his resources, compared to a lot of other people...