Former Florida governor and (for the time being) presidential candidate Jeb Bush invoked the name of Chick-fil-A yesterday at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy.
Bush was putting forward the case that college students ought to put more thought into their majors and pick something with better employment prospects – and he blamed the universities as well.
“Universities ought to have skin in the game,” Bush said, “When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working a Chick-fil-A.'”
Well, I’m certain the employees and managers at Chick-fil-A would not necessarily agree that’s a dead-end job.
As the Washington Examiner reports, even Trey Gowdy jumped in on the act. “Governor, I am living what you just said. We have a son … a philosophy major … if any of you are going through the drive-through at Chick-fil-A, you can say hello to him,” Gowdy remarked, to raucous audience laughter. “Not shockingly, he is in law school.”
Not sure how that proves Jeb’s point. But it might also be a moot point, considering his slumping poll numbers, and campaign staff layoffs and pay cuts.
At the same town hall meeting, Jeb seemed to indicate he’s not all hot on this whole presidential thing anyway, saying “If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”
My mother always told me, “be careful what you wish for.”
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]