Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Bush: Working Three Jobs Is ‘Fantastic’!

After a woman told President Dubya that she works three jobs to support her kids, he sensitively responds by saying, “You work three jobs? That's uniquely American. That's fantastic.”

And that’s from a man who’s never worked a day in his life. A man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. A man who got out of Vietnam through a special favor, and even skipped out on that. And a man who reportedly said, “Poor people are poor because they’re lazy.”

Yes, I suppose it might be “uniquely American” to have to work three jobs to scrape by. But just imagine being told this by a man who doesn’t even know what it’s like to work, what it’s like to wonder where your next meal is coming from, to wonder if you’ll still have your job tomorrow (assuming you have a job), or to wonder if you can pay this month’s rent.

The man most uniquely unqualified to talk about “work” says it’s “fantastic” to have three jobs. That’s my quota of irony for today.

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