After hibernating for the past two days, venturing out only for Spinach Artichoke dip, I made a blog round and stumbled across this interesting tidbit. Once vacating the White House (before fumigation) the Bushes plan to move to a swanky Dallas neighborhood, home to other wealthy and super-wealthy Texans. While some residents are eagerly awaiting the soon-to-be-ex-presidential family’s arrival, others fear the president’s low approval ratings, poor press coverage, and overall dickhead manner will bring an unsavory and potentially dangerous element to the neighborhood.
The neighborhood, Preston Hollow, has some interesting history as well. Well into the second millennium the neighborhood ‘covenant’ had the following language:
“Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons only except these covenants shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant.”
Basically it says that non-white residents are prohibited, except in the case of domestic servants. It seems this little Pleasantville was truly a blast from the segregated past. Fortunately the racist language was removed in 2000, but I think Bush should have done a little more vetting before settling on this little slice of Texas heaven.