Is this a dream or the transformation of George W. Bush into a philanthropist?
From a story in the Washington Post:
"Bush said that his heart, and that of former first lady Laura Bush, 'are broken when we see the scenes of little children struggling without a mom or a dad or the bodies in the streets.'
He pledged to work alongside Clinton to encourage Americans to dig into their pockets. In the near term, he urged people to avoid donating blankets or other items but to just 'give your cash' to aid organizations that can spend it wisely.
(Just had a flashback to those pallets filled with $12 billion in cash that vanished in Iraq in 2003 - 2004. Is Halliburton involved in anyway with the relief effort?)
Strange that a man who failed to mobilize the FEMA forces during the worst natural disaster to hit America has found himself assisting the victims of another terrible natural disaster. Will it be another "heck of a job?"
More from the Washington Post:
'The Haitian people have got a tough journey, Bush said. "But it's amazing how terrible tragedies can bring out the best of the human spirit ... While that earthquake destroyed a lot, it didn't destroy their spirit."