War of the Jackasses:
Former President George let NBC’s Matt Lauer know how disgusted he was by rapper Kanye West in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.
After all President George W. Bush did for minorities, how could Kanye West be such an ingrate?
Lauer: “You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your presidency?”
Bush: “Yes. My record was strong, I felt, when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment.”
Lauer: “I wonder if some people are going to read that, now that you’ve written it, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this — “
Bush [interrupting]: “Don’t care.”
Lauer: “Well, here’s the reason. You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.”
Bush: “No, and I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”
Worst moment ever! (Bush being a former cheerleader so fits).
Bush remains an impetuous child, more consumed with the slight than the magnitude of the disaster and his administration’s success in shrinking government to the point of absolute ineffectiveness.
Well, professional tourettes master Kanye West responded:
Well, I definitely can understand the way he feels, to be accused of being a racist in any way, because… the same thing happened to me, you know, where I got accused of being a racist…” (referencing his asshole moment with Taylor Swift)
“For both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America felt in that situation. You know, with him, it was a lack of compassion of him not rushing — him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans.
“For me, it was a lack of compassion of, you know, cutting someone off in their moment. But nonetheless, you know, I think we’re all quick to pull, like, a race card in America.”
I was glad at the time West said it. Anything to light a fire under people’s asses was fine by me. I still had relatives missing.