Monday, June 2, 2008


Scene of the Crime

A post by this despicable, sweater-clad knob reminded me of another car accident from the 60s that we really just don’t hear enough about.

Perhaps it’s high time we reminded people of it at every possible opportunity. Like for example, whenever the First Lady appears on some morning program to pimp her latest book or worthy humanitarian cause, let’s not forget to make mention of the fact that in 1963 Laura Bush recklessly ignored a clearly visible stop sign at an intersection near Midland, Texas, resulting in an automobile crash that took the life of her ex-boyfriend Michael Douglas. After being T-boned at high speed by the future First Lady, the 17 year-old boy was thrown violently from his Corvair, broke his neck and died immediately.

When asked at a campaign stop in 2000 about the crash, Mrs. Bush rather indelicately said, “'I know this as an adult, and even more as a parent, it was crushing ... for the family involved and for me as well.” Crushing… indeed.