Bits and Pieces

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Poor And Stupid - It's Like Looking In A Mirror

Here are fond memories from his old teacher, Yoshi Tsurumi, who is now Professor of International Business at the City University of New York:

At Harvard Business School, thirty years ago, George Bush was a student of mine. I still vividly remember him. In my class, he declared that “people are poor because they are lazy.” He was opposed to labor unions, social security, environmental protection, Medicare, and public schools. To him, the antitrust watch dog, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities Exchange Commission were unnecessary hindrances to “free market competition.” To him, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was “socialism.”

Via Atrios

Hmmmm... I'm not sure whether to believe this. 'people are poor because they are lazy' - could there be a more perfect soundbite to ridicule the Bush campaign (OK, assuming we're not gonna hear 'Of course there weren't any WMD's. We were just bored' any time soon).

True or not, I wouldn't be surprised to see this quote included in Kerry's ad campaign at some point.

Update - yes, i know that the punctuation is buggered up on this post. Blogger do a good job, but sometimes they try my patience. Still, it's free so there you go.
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