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Friday, February 11, 2005

friday funny 

i know this is a few days late, but m and i saw this on the tonight show the other night and laughed so hard that we almost couldn't get to sleep afterwards. thanks to the drudge report for the transcript. full text of the speach can be found here.

Last Friday when promoting social security reform with 'regular' citizens in Omaha, Nebraska, President Bush walked into an awkward unscripted moment in which he stated that carrying three jobs at a time is 'uniquely American.'

While talking with audience participants, the president met Mary Mornin, a woman in her late fifties who told the president she was a divorced mother of three, including 'mentally challenged' son.

The President comforted Mornin on the secrity of social security stating that 'the promises made will be kept by the government.' But without prompting Mornin began to elaborate on her life circumstances in the course of their discussion.

Begin transcript:

MS. MORNIN: That's good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.

THE PRESIDENT: You work three jobs?

MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)
i mean, what doesn't this guy get? this woman is working her behind off to support her family, worried about what will happen when she has to retire, and GWB can only tell her that working three jobs is "uniquely American" and "fantastic". how about raising minimum wage so that people can afford to live? or so many other things that we could be doing to help our fellow citizens. arg!!


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