"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Cheer Up, America!

Susan Sheybani, Terry Holt's assistant, has a new plan for American workers:

“Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy — or go on Prozac?” said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt.

The 'they' Ms. Sheybani is referring to is apparently lower-to-middle class Americans unsatisfied with their job quality. How out of touch is this campaign, and this administration, when an assistant to the national spokesman believes that these workers are simply "unhappy" and that they can just run out and find a "new job"?

But let's say that these workers do follow Ms. Sheybani's advice and try to medicate their problems away as she suggests. How does she propose they pay for this Prozac? With all of their expendable income? Or with all those health care benefits that I'm sure they have?

Bush said Kerry had a history of voting for higher taxes. "His prescription for America is the wrong medicine," Bush said.

No, to the Bush campaign the right prescription for the "Heart and Soul of America" is self-medicating with anti-depressants.

1 comment:

Janine said...

“Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy — or go on Prozac?” *bangs head on desk repeatedly*