I know everyone was glued to her or his TV screen watching George Bush’s farewell address, and if you were then you were no doubt struck by a line in his speech that was stolen from Jimmy Carter’s farewell address 28 years ago. (h/t Heather Hurlburt)
George Bush’s 2009 farewell address:
“And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other: citizen of the United States of America.”
“In a few days, I will lay down my official responsibilities in this office — to take up once more the only title in our democracy superior to that of president, the title of citizen.”
Now George Bush can function as a citizen! Think about it. And there are things that George (like Jimmy) wants to do.
In March 2008, after U.S. President George W. Bush got an earful about problems and progress in Afghanistan, he said:
“I must say, I’m a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger.”
Well, we’ve got some jobs lined up for George now that he’s leaving office where it will be romantic, you know, confronting danger. Afghanistan! Yes, that storied land of the Hindu Kush and the Khyber Pass can now be a reality for Georgie.
Heck, he’s only 62 years old and with all that mountain-biking I’m sure that even a dummy like him he can handle the easy jobs we’ve found for him.
Anyhow, here’s some jobs for Georgie in Aghanistan, where he can have a fantastic experience even at his age.
First, with his Commander-in Chief experience, there are some jobs working for KBR in operations:
Job Title : Operations Coordinator
Coordinates with Operations project teams by developing and implementing common work processes and procedures and providing other management and administrative assistance as required. Reviews operating reports for content and report compliance. Assists management in the identification of client/customer needs and the development of appropriate work processes to meet identified needs.
Job Title: Operations Specialist
Under general supervision, assists project teams by developing and implementing common work processes and procedures and providing other management and administrative assistance as required. Creates support organization structure for facilities operations. Reviews operating reports for content and report compliance.
Now if those don’t fit, then with Georgie’s executive experience there are these positions:
Job Title: Administrative Associate
Works under close supervision, with work closely defined and standardized which allows the incumbent limited opportunity to use judgment or initiative. Performs simple, routine, and repetitive administrative functions. Requires 2-3 years of experience and a high school graduate or equivalent.
Job Title: Administrative Specialist, Senior
Under limited supervision, works within a specialized function with work verified on an as needed basis. Some independence is exercised in defining methods and procedures used to reach an end product. Requires ability to analyze and resolve problems and effectively deliver information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Okay, absent Karl Rove and Dick Cheney we might have trouble with the general/close/ limited supervision, but Georgie is motivated (“fantastic experience”). Just do it, George, and be sure to write. Thanks for everything that you’ll do. And let’s hope the experience will make a man of you. It’s never too late.