I guess it was inevitable, with unemployment over nine percent and more than 14 million Americans out of work, that someone would think of a way to cash in on the situation: Hallmark has just introduced a new line of sympathy cards for the unemployed. The Bard of Murdock speculates about what an unemployment card might say:
For an Independent
You walk the unemployment line
In suffering and pain
You might have been much better served
By voting for McCain.
From an Accountant
I know you lost your job last week,
But that will not impress
The folks who’ve come to visit from
The friendly IRS.
For a Democrat
You’ve lost your job and livelihood,
But here’s Obama’s pitch:
Your mood will be much better when
We stick it to the rich.
For a Chief Executive
The sparkle and the shine are gone,
Along with hope and change
The good news is the time you’ll have
To hit the driving range.