As George Bush gets ready to retire to private life, kick up his heels, drink a tall glass of lemonade on his front porch and look out over the heaping pile of shit he’s left the country in, he had to make a few decisions.
Decisions potentially easier to make than invading Iraq with no evidence or turning the White House Cabinet into corporate shills.
Yes, Bush had to decide on a place to live. Does it say something about his time in office that immediately upon leaving office the previously failed businessman and longtime “public servant” is moving into a neighborhood known for it’s billionaires?
But the exclusive Dallas community the Bush family will soon join has a troubled history of its own.
Until 2000, the neighborhood association’s covenant said only white people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants.
Enacted in 1956, part of the original document reads: “Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons except those shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant.”
Well that’s mighty white of them. Wouldn’t want your domestic servant to have to commute.
One woman shared her fears as she walked past Bush’s house carrying her King Charles cocker spaniel on Friday.
“I am afraid with all the negative press the president has been getting, the whole neighborhood is going to be a target,” said the woman, who refused to give her name.
So the ban on non-whites was “lifted” (wink wink) in 2000, but apparently the ban on the Bush’s is still on. Welcome to your life as a pariah, asshole.