Appearing on the Today Show this morning, First Lady Laura Bush once again insulted our troops and their families. Mrs. Bush offered the American people this shining nugget of detachment and tone-deafness:
"No one suffers more than their President and I do."
As BlueOregon contributor Jon Perr details on his blog, Laura Bush's shocking callousness today is hardly her first offense. Back in February, the First Lady cautioned Americans against being disheartened by the occasional blast in Baghdad:
"Many parts of Iraq are stable now. But, of course, what we see on television is the one bombing a day that discourages everybody."
That calming assessment was just the latest from the consistently upbeat - and seemingly medicated - First Lady. Last May, Mrs. Bush casually dismissed the consensus negative view of Iraq shared by the American people:
"I don't really believe those polls. I travel around the country, I see people, I see their response to my husband, I see their response to me...A lot of people come up to me and say, 'Stay the course.'"
There's more on the Bush family's casual disregard for the concerns of the American people over at PERRspectives.