Friday, July 30, 2004

GOP blurt of truth #395,626

Facing three million jobs lost since 2001, the Bush administration trotted out a helpful solution in a candid moment Thursday:

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"

This bit of wisdom comes from Susan Sheybani, an aide to Bush campaign spokesperson Terry Holt. Of course, Sheybani didn't actually mean for her bold idea to actually be known; she was relaying her off-the-cuff comment to a coworker while on the phone with a reporter. Read all about it here!

I don't know for sure, but I'd bet ten-to-one that Sheybani is either a college intern or a very young professional. I don't think she had any malicious intentions by saying what she did; besides, who among us hasn't said dumb things from time to time? But it does offer an interesting insight into the psyche of someone deemed worthy of employment by the Bush administration.

Sheybani reminds me of a friend of mine from college, an intelligent girl I liked immensely, but who despite her best efforts could not totally shake her pampered upbringing. One day, I went to eat at the restaurant where she worked. In the parking lot, I saw her car and noticed that her license plate had been expired for almost a year. When I went inside, I told her that she needed to renew her license plate. She looked at me and, with a totally straight face, replied, "License plates expire? Daddy never told me that!"

So, yeah, I'd say the Republicans are a little out-of-touch. Maybe they need some Prozac...


Jimmy Huck said...

Hey, nice blog. I'm coming your way via Michael at his 2Millionth Web Log. Nice to see a group of Louisianians providing some intelligent lib-blogging out there. Regarding the Prozac comment, I'd suggest that Sheybani and others like her ought to forget the Prozac and go for the Rush Limbaugh solution -- highly-addictive drugs for numbing the painful exercise of simple thinking.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to add me to your oponents list.

You sir are a NAZI. (see my first post for further explanation.)

See my blog, which I just started a couple days ago.
I am quite sure you will just hate

God bless you and God bless America!
-J.A. Olinger

Ian McGibboney said...

Actually, I LIKE your blog. I'm big on freedom of speech, and it's always good to read the uncensored opinions of a polemic conservative.

I will, however, correct your misunderstanding of the political spectrum: Nazi fascism has absolutely NOTHING to do with the left. In fact, fascism is as far right as you can get. The Nazis knew this when choosing their name; in fact, they chose to call themselves "socialist" to make themselves seem less of a right-wing group. In other words, it was propaganda.

Anonymous said...

You sir are a socialist!

Ian McGibboney said...

Well, I guess you got me on that one. Not that I'm a socialist, but I've been called worse. Like "muckadoo,"
for one.

Second, call me Ian. "Sir" is a title of respect. As long as you're showing me none, might as well call me something I'm comfortable with!