President Bush has stated, "I have zero desire to be in the press"... as he releases his autobiography.
He then states:
"I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn't think I could read a book, much less write one," Bush quipped.What is it with the Republicans and "elites"?
They appear to automatically assume that the term"elite" involves some kind of terrible snobbishness and condescension.
Were I to be going in for an operation, I would hope that an "elite" surgeon was going to carry out the procedure.
Why, in politics, have the Republicans managed to make "elite" such a curse word?
It's such a crude way to imply that they, as a party, have the interests of the ordinary man in the street at the centre of their policies, when a cursory glance at what they actually care about - tax cuts for the rich, putting profit before the environment - shows that nothing could be further from the truth.
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