|Grapevine: Foot-in-Mouth Disease
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'And so many of the people in the arena here [ the Houston Astrodome ] , you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them. ... What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas.'
— President Bush's mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, to National Public Radio, on the plight of Hurricane Katrina survivors.
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