Compassionate Conservatism ... Gotta Love It
In Omaha to pick his social security privatization to the public (and try to pressure Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) into voting for it), Bush had this exchange with a single mother. From The Washington Post and Eschaton:
In Omaha on Friday, a divorced single mother named Mary Mornin tells the president, "I have one child, Robbie, who is mentally challenged, and I have two daughters."
"Fantastic," the president exclaims, and he tells her she has "the hardest job in America, being a single mom."
Later, the 57-year old Mornin tells Bush that she works three jobs, which the president deems "uniquely American" and "fantastic." He asks her if she gets any sleep.