Monday, June 14, 2010

Health Care is a Right

Barbara Bush attends the Lela Rose Spring 2010 Fashion Show at  Bryant Park on September 13, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jason  Kempin/Getty I

Barbara Bush, the 28-year-old daughter of former President George W. Bush, sounded more like a Democrat according to Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Yesterday, President Bush’s 28-year old daughter Barbara was named Fox News Sunday’s “Power Player of the Week” for her work as co-founder of Global Health Corps, a group of young professionals promoting global health equality. During the interview with Fox, Barbara Bush’s comments on health care sounded like, as host Chris Wallace put it, “a mission statement from the Obama White House”:

BARBARA BUSH: Why do basically people with money have good health care and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good health care? You know, health should be a right for everyone. [...]

WALLACE: What do you think of Obama health care reform?

BUSH: That is a good question. And obviously, the health care reform bill, you know, was highly debated by a lot of people. And I guess I’m glad that, you know, a bill was passed.


She hasn't fallen far from the female side of the Bush tree. Recently, Laura Bush told Larry King that she supports abortion rights and gay marriage.

It is interesting that Fox's Chris Wallace was quite polite to Barbara Bush, given that she had strayed from the Republican talking points on health care. At least he didn't accuse her of being a socialist!

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