That, to me, is the money quote of this article:
A school bus driver fired after she allegedly made an obscene gesture at President Bush has filed a union grievance in an attempt to get her job back.
The 43-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was driving middle school children back to school after a zoo visit on June 16 when the president and Republican Rep. Dave Reichert drove slowly by in a motorcade.
From the bus, the children waved; with the windows down in their car, Bush and Reichert waved back.
That’s when the driver gave the president the finger, according to Reichert and Issaquah superintendent Janet Barry.
“The congressman hadn’t seen it, but the president turned to him and said, ‘That one’s not a fan,'” said Reichert spokeswoman Kimberly Cadena.
First, I’ll admit…I laughed out loud when I read what the President said. I mean, you gotta admire a guy who can just shrug that kind of stuff off.
But, on to the real issue here, and that’s this bus driver. I don’t care who she flipped off, she deserves to lose her job. Whether she flipped off a careless driver, some no-name jerk on the side of the road, or even the Pope, there were kids on that bus, and I know that if she were driving MY kids to school, I’d be pretty mad about it. What an example to set, eh?
Brian runs the website Iowa Voice, and is filling in for ST for a few days.