Kids let me tell you about bootstraps…

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(Photo:REUTERS/Lee Celano)

Laurabot at D’Iberville Elementary School in Mississippi today

There, she met with 15 students, taking time to talk with each table of
three kids, third- through fifth-graders. She looked a pictures they’d
drawn of where they went to be safe during Hurricane Katrina.*

“It takes a long time to deal with what you all have suffered
through,” Mrs. Bush said.“What we’re seeing is that people can call
upon their own resources. I think people are dealing with it.”

Cause ya know our resources are in Iraq. But here…

She gave the children a coloring book, some colors and a photograph of Miss Beazley Bush, the White House black schnauzer.

UPDATE:For perspective35,000 displaced kids on the Gulf Coast are having major problems with mental
health, behavior or school. 10,000 are clinically depressed.One in six children who needed medical care for an illness or injury had not seen a doctor.Three times as many children were without health insurance after Katrina than before the hurricane.

* I added this paragraph subsequent to original post for greater clarity

4 thoughts on “Kids let me tell you about bootstraps…

  1. MapleStreet says:

    In summary: Let them eat cake??????
    Yes, I’m sure that if Trent Lott loses his family home, he already has another home to go to. Yes I’m sure that if Crawford disappeared tomorrow, Shrub could stay at the Whitehouse overnight.
    But have they looked at the socioeconomic indicators for the Gulf Coast? A lot of these folks are dirt poor and don’t even own the dirt under their fingernails. How are they gonna pay for counseling?

  2. scoutprime says:

    “NEW ORLEANS – Up to 35,000 children – one-third of those across the Gulf Coast still displaced by Hurricane Katrina – are having major problems with mental health, behavior or school, a new study indicates.”
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-katkids_03tex.ART.State.Edition1.29905ce.html
    But I’m sure those kids can call on their own resources and deal with it though.
    Geez!

  3. pansypoo says:

    hope they have boots at least. then they can pull on the straps.

  4. slim says:

    “She gave the children a coloring book, some colors and a photograph of Miss Beazley Bush, the White House black schnauzer.”
    That’s what they need – a coloring book and a picture of a dog. Now Laura can cleep well knowing that she’s done her part, because these kids really just need to “call upon their own resources,” like the Magic House-Repair Fairy and the Mental-Health Wizard.
    Christ, to go down there and say that. If I didn’t know how stone-dumb and emotionally stunted she is, I’d think she was being cruel on purpose.

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