Thursday, August 09, 2007

You are the Decider: Take your candidate to work day

The NaturalBlog's occasional series on the 2008 presidential race "You are the Decider" returns today. Hit the graphic:


What shall be made fun of today? Gimmickery run amok, in the form of the SEIU's "Walk a Day in My Shoes" program.

The campaign invites candidates running for president to spend a day shadowing nurses, laborers and others across the U.S. Why? Because there's no better way for the super wealthy to pretend that they understand paycheck-to-paycheck living than to spend eight hours with a union member, before going back to the phones to solicit thousands of dollars in donations from the nation's top one percent of earners.

I'd much prefer to see the candidates follow Mike Rowe on the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. You could really get the measure of the candidates by watching them count salmon carcasses, clean up beetle poo, or maybe try to mate alpacas.

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Anonymous Mrs. NB said...

I don't want to put my feet in anyone else's smelly shoes. Ew.

Didn't Mitt try this already in 2002? And wasn't it easy hard labor? I agree that the candidates should have to shadow Mike Rowe, who on Tuesday night painted a suspension bridge and shoveled grease from underneath the NASA crawler. I also think they should participate in a "Fear Factor" style bug-eating contest. Especially Kucinich, who I bet is vegan.

August 09, 2007  

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