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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The ideal job

After watching the news coverage of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr. over the past few years, I have decided that the ideal job is that of former president.

As a former president:
You don't have to deal with any serious problems like hurricanes and terrorism.
People pay good money to hear you wax poetically about both past and present.
Even if they hated you while you were in office, they can't say enough good about you once you've retired.

Jimmy Carter - in office, he's that no good peanut farmer who couldn't deal with the Iran hostage crisis; out of office, he's Nobel Prize candidate material.
Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr. have apparently put aside all their mutual conflicts to remake the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road to..." movies.

So, now I just have to figure out how to be a former president without that whole election process.

1 Comments:

Blogger Girish said...

haha, good thought. Yea I too believe former presidents are leading a great life after the oval office - more like a retired celebrity who still like can call the shots and still be heard, peacefully. Yes, George W Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton did come together too, atleast I knew of that for their fund raising activities for Katrina victims.

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