Mister President – Throwback

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Mister President


This Throwback Was Originally Posted in June 2008


President George Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20500

Dear President Bush,

Yesterday I was was surfing the net and I stumbled upon a very interesting Associated Press article which reports that in order to help medical students learn the symptoms of bipolar disorder that a “Mania Day” is held at the Univeristy of Vermont. On this day, people who do not have bipolar disorder are trained for several hours to learn how to “fake it.” There are other students who have been trained to have other ailments so the doctors-in-training learn how to make a correct prognosis. What an excellent program. I’m happy to see that future health care providers are learning to properly diagnose bipolar disorder as well as other ailments.

One interesting point of the article, however, concerns me. These students were paid $20 per hour to pretend they are bipolar. I am a professional, Sir ,and I am sure you would agree that at the very least I should receive compensation equal to these amateurs. However, I currently receive a $1200 per month disability payment and I am bipolar 24 hours per day. This amounts to only $1.66 per hour. Knowing you are a fair man, I am certain this is an oversight and will be adjusted accordingly.

For your benefit and the benefit of the Federal Accounting Office, here is a simplified breakdown of my bill:

  • $20 per hour to have bipolar disorder 24 hours daily = $480 per day
  • 30 days at $480 per day = $14,400 per month
  • 6 months since diagnosed with bipolar disorder = $86,400
  • In fairness I subtracted the amount I have received = $7200

Total amount of bill: $79,200

I have attached a detailed invoice and expect prompt payment of this bill.



  12 comments for “Mister President – Throwback

  1. July 30, 2016 at 05:00

    Great post, Bradley! 🙂
    You made me laugh. And that really happened? The payed people to fake being bipolar? Where they expecting to find a cure that way?

    • Bradley
      July 30, 2016 at 09:08

      LOL. Yep it really happened. I still don’t know why they didn’t call in us experts.

      • July 31, 2016 at 03:38

        Hahahaha, exactly!

  2. July 29, 2016 at 15:02

    Brilliant, provocative and creative. The other comments are hard acts to follow!!!

    • Bradley
      July 29, 2016 at 15:21

      They are good, aren’t they. Love my readers

  3. July 28, 2016 at 11:31

    P.S. By “drive” I meant I was hitting a golf ball. Heh heh. Just wanted to make sure you got it. I know what it’s like to be confused.

    • Bradley
      July 28, 2016 at 13:37

      Mr. Bush, I’m well aware of your constant state of confusion. You confuse the rest of us as well.

      • July 29, 2016 at 11:53

        Heh heh. Oh by the way, watch out when you eat pretzels. One of them almost killed me once. Eating pretzels is hard. It’s hard work.

        • Bradley
          July 29, 2016 at 15:47

          I forgot all about the pretzel incident. lol

  4. July 28, 2016 at 11:30

    Dear Bradley,

    President Bush here. I know how hard it is to put mental health on your family. My math is fuzzy, so I sent your bill over to the IRS. They do lots of math there. I bet they’ll pay you real quick. Now watch this drive! Oh wait, you can see that, this is a letter.

    Have a good one!


  5. July 28, 2016 at 08:47

    If only. . . . And why not make use of people that actually deal with the issues?

    • Bradley
      July 28, 2016 at 09:09

      That’s the part I didn’t understand. If I lived in the area I would have gladly volunteered at no cost.

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