Letter to the Editor

Your view: In response

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Michael Jensen wrote that Claire McCaskill's comment that "George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and black" were "absurd."

At an exclusive white tie dinner George Bush said to his audience "I call you the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base."

In the case Riley vs.Taylor, Bush's nomination for the supreme court (Senator Talent supported) compared statistical evidence about the prosecution's exclusion of black jurors, this was a death penalty case where the defendant was black, to an explanation of why a so many U.S. presidents are left handed.

Absurd, indeed. Anne Bethune