yeah, cuz being a mom isn’t a real job

Darth Monkeybone, who has a very unstable name, sent me this article yesterday. after reading the following section, i know that Tuh-ray-zuh would make such a fabulous first lady. ::rolls eyes::

Q: You’d be different from Laura Bush?

A: Well, you know, I don’t know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don’t know that she’s ever had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I’m older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I’m older, and I’ve had different experiences. And it’s not a criticism of her. It’s just, you know, what life is about.

oh what an idiot.

librarian — fake job
teacher — fake job
MOTHER — fakest job in the world

and then there’s the apology from this illustrious woman.

I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn’t be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full-time mom and full-time in work force, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. I appreciate and honor Mrs. Bush’s service to the country as first lady and am sincerely sorry I had not remembered her important work in the past.

so she finally respects teachers and librarians and continues to dis full-time moms. maybe it’s just me, a childless 28-year old who’s been only around other people’s children, but it seems to me that mothering is the hardest and most important job in the world.

except maybe “philanthropist”. whew! she’s such a hard worker, compared to those silly moms who don’t have real jobs.


17 Responses to yeah, cuz being a mom isn’t a real job

  1. Anybody notice the irony on the heiress claiming Laura Bush never held a “real” job?

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  3. this should go under Blahg…

    what an eejit!!!

  4. Is “heiress” a real job?

  5. Hiya, SarahK! How about the “sagey” claim, yano, the “I’m older” bit. Have I missed something? Since when do women over 25 even hint at their real ages? (and is she?)

  6. Beo! Of course “Heiress” is a real job. That champagne isn’t gonna drink itself ya know.

  7. this immediately reminded me of the mrs. clinton quote (and it’s been awhile, so please forgive my poetic license) where she made reference to having a real job and not staying home and “baking cookies”. whereupon mrs. fields of the magnificent chocolate chip/macadamia nut delight responded that some people actually consider baking quite a good gig. i hope that mrs. bush responds to this, but as she is such a lady i doubt we will ever see it.

  8. Just what does she think I do all day? Sit around drinking coffee and reading blogs?? Oh wait, that IS what I…wallowing through laundry to reach children glued to Sesame Street…”Hey kids! Remember me?”…..blank stares….

  9. TuhRAYzuh may have gazillions, but all her money hasn’t bought her any class.

  10. OK, I’m thoroughly pissed. I may have to post one at my blog on this. I’m really really mad, so I may not be able to hold back on the language. I’m really mad. I was an engineer for a Fortune 50 company for 12 years… aerospace. I’m now a full time Mom. Trust me… what I do now is more important and harder. It’s not always mentally taxing, I do miss that, but it is more physically and emotionally taxing and if I do it right, the society benefits.

    I didn’t like her before, I alluded to it in a post yesterday, but now there are no words.

  11. Darth Monkeybone, who has a very unstable name

    Unstable? Me? NEVER!! A little unhinged…maybe…*evil grin*

  12. Great post SarahK. You’re doing a great job!
    Of course, we all know, being a blogger isn’t a real job. :)

  13. I disagree with the general, face-value perception of the apology. I don’t doubt in the least it was nothing more than a backward-apology, another way for Teraaaayyza in her own mind (and in the minds of a few others) to thumb her nose at LB again, possibly helping the original insult to sink a little deeper. Like I said before, Teraayyyza has an infiriority complex that comes from being unproductive in the eyes of common folks as well as being nothing of import to her peers, so no doubt she’s grown accustomed to behaving this way since girl-school. Heaven help us if psycho-woman becomes first frau.

  14. OK, I did it. Blogger doesn’t send you the trackback. :( So here it is:

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. And even know I did call her a bad name, I did wait until the very very end. *grin* I have to say, it felt good to write it!

  15. Taking care of twins is a full time job.

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  17. well, iguess that’s just another reason for you to dislike the kerry’s.hey they are not my favorite people either, but neither are the bush’s. since all of your readers are repubs and so are most bloggers; can someone please tell me what’s up with the bush’s and the binladin’s. and can someone tell me why is it that no one is talking about or focusing on afghanistan or osama anymore. not that i really like kerry because he really is a goober, but i don’t think bush has his lies together. one of you opinionated bloggers please tell me what’s up with that.