[Homestead] Woman holds three jobs- to stay alive--Bush thinks that is hysterically funny

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*Should Tax Dollars Fund Bush's Bubble?*
Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005; 11:39 AM

A controversial president barnstorms through the country attending 
carefully controlled events where tickets are distributed by his own 
party, where no one disagrees with a word he says and no one puts him on 
the spot.

When this happened in the heat of the political season, the events and 
at least part of the president's travel costs were being paid for by his 
campaign. But now it's a post-election president spending tax dollars 
and ostensibly acting in the public interest.


Tues Feb 8 2005 9:27:01 ET

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 a 'mentally challenged' son.

The President comforted Mornin on the security 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.

Begin transcript:

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

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.)***

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