Thanks to Jered, my newly New Yorkan friend, for pointing this out to me. Barbara Bush was quoted as saying the following (sourced from Boing Boing):
This is working very well for them. (…)Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we’re going to move to Houston.
“What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.
“And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this–this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.”
This speaks for itself – no commentary necessary.