Monday, September 24, 2007

Cleaning A Rich Guy's Pool

Working for George, Sr., at $9.00 an hour. AP (09.24.07), via AmericaBlog:
"An enduring American figure, the pool boy has long stood for one lowly half of the nation's class gulf. When the pool owner happens to have been the most powerful man on the planet, and the pool boy happens to be one of the planet's great despisers of power, the metaphor explodes into 1,000 points of light.

'If every American had to pool-boy for these people for a day, you'd have a revolution on your hands,' is how he sees things."

The former president's pool boy

What he'd say if he ever actually got a chance to talk to the ex-Prez? "'What do you say? 'Thanks for School of the Americas, and Iran-Contra, and NAFTA, and shipping all those jobs overseas, and arming Saddam, and funding the Taliban?' What do you say -- 'You're a jerk?'"

"There's nothing that can be put into a sentence that would capture the lives these people have taken, and the way of life that's been taken.'"



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