This woman crassly, but expertly, preyed on feelings of patriotism, and on the hopes and concerns of people in order that she and her family would profit.
The Republican National Committee issued a press release condemning this woman’s actions. They followed that with a separate communication recruiting her to work as a strategist on the campaign of whoever wins their nomination for president as a way to “make it up to her fellow Americans and work off any guilty feelings.”
When the child was asked about the essay that made her dream come true, her mother responded by saying: “We don’t really want to talk about that … OK?”
President Bush reportedly expressed disappointment, saying “That’s exactly what Turdblossom taught me to look for in a Press Secretary, and I was hoping to trade up! But the RNC got first dibs. Nobody returns my calls anymore. I guess this is the first time I thought we really could win in ‘08!”