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Sexy Jasper
11-16-2006, 09:26 AM
George Bush was campaigning in the Seattle area with Republican Congressman Dave Reichert on June 16. On the way to a fundraiser at a mansion, the Presidential motorcade passed some school buses that had pulled over, the King County Journal reported.

"Students in several Issaquah School District buses crammed their faces against the windows and waved to the President’s motorcade," the paper said on October 30, relaying a recent story Reichert told on the campaign trail. “Bush waved back.”

But then one of the bus drivers gave Bush the finger.

Bush saw the gesture, he told Reichert about it, Reichert contacted the school, and the bus driver was canned.

“He reported the incident believing—rightly—that I would want to know this occurred,” said Superintendent Janet Barry in a press release dated November 1. “He never discussed his view or suggested what action he thought would be appropriate to take.”

Barry said the firing of the bus driver, whose name the school district would not disclose, had nothing to do with the driver’s political beliefs.

“If the bus driver had made the gesture to a driver who cut her off on a local road, we would have taken the same action,” Barry said. “This incident has to do with the responsibility of an employee who is supervising students to act professionally and serve as a role model.”

The bus driver’s union, the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, is appealing the termination.

“I’m just amazed at the school district,” Chris Dugovich, president of AFSCME Council 2, tells The Progressive magazine. “It’s very difficult for us to imagine that the severity of the punishment would have been the same if the Congressman had not been involved. She paid the ultimate price, and we think that’s pretty tough.”

Dugovich is also incredulous that the President of the United States and a Congressman would rat out a bus driver who flipped them off.

“I would hope that the both of them would have more important things to discuss,” says Dugovich. “I find the whole set of circumstances pretty incredible, and I’ve been doing this work for 25 years.”

Dugovich says the union is proceeding through the grievance procedure.

“Ultimately, a third party neutral will decide,” he says, “and I got to believe we’ve got a good shot.”

Source: The Progressive Magazine (http://progressive.org/node/4169)























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snapple
11-16-2006, 09:33 AM
flipping people off is something i did when i was 13...no wonder hes a busdriver.

Sexy Jasper
11-16-2006, 09:45 AM
What about the other guy... who's flipping off the camera... he doesn't look like a busdriver...

snapple
11-16-2006, 09:48 AM
george bush has the brain of a 13 year old, if he didnt have his fam and peoples he would probably be a bus driver, maybe a master of the costodial arts

TurnThePage
11-16-2006, 10:25 AM
fuck bush.....

all hail this busdriving man

maestro wooz
11-16-2006, 11:33 AM
the truth to this story is that the bus driver started educating the children about the global elite and the devious plans of the military industrial complex, thats why he was fired.

Sicka than aidZ
11-16-2006, 08:43 PM
yo i got in a fight as freshmen in highschool an was suspended. when i got back a busdriver said i flipped her off and i got suspended again, this was like my first month of highschool. i never went back after that, i woulda just been suspended again. fuck it they didnt want me there anywayz so yo i bounced

Visionz
11-16-2006, 11:29 PM
o act professionally and serve as a role model.” Don't flick anybody off kids and some day you can be a busdriver!! yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh


Really who the fuck wanted to be a busdriver when they were 10?

Thanatologist
11-17-2006, 12:00 AM
yo i got in a fight as freshmen in highschool an was suspended. when i got back a busdriver said i flipped her off and i got suspended again, this was like my first month of highschool. i never went back after that, i woulda just been suspended again. fuck it they didnt want me there anywayz so yo i bounced
that was prolly the busch ice talkin to ya

Sicka than aidZ
11-17-2006, 12:25 AM
no i didnt drink then, did a ton a other shit that was fun as hell when i was supposed to be in school but naw i didnt really start gettin drunk alot till i was 20 or so then i took that shit to the edge.not really drinkin much anymore tho.smoke weed thats it

yo the bus driver got her job back,im not sure if it was at the same school tho but i saw that shit on the local news and laughed my ass off