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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Out of the Office

Talk about vacation: "The August getaway is Bush's 49th trip to his cherished ranch since taking office and Tuesday was the 319th day that Bush has spent, entirely or partially, in Crawford -- roughly 20 percent of his presidency to date, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS Radio reporter known for keeping better records of the president's travel than the White House itself. Weekends and holidays at Camp David or at his parents' compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, bump up the proportion of Bush's time away from Washington even further."

"Until now, probably no modern president was a more famous vacationer than Ronald Reagan, who loved spending time at his ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. According to an Associated Press count, Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his eight-year presidency -- a total that Bush will surpass this month in Crawford with 3 1/2 years left in his second term." [Post]

This is the same guy that takes off two hours every afternoon to "work out." This is the same guy that goes to bed at 8:30 PM every night. Now, he's going to take off another five weeks to spend at his fake ranch in Texas. He's been on vacation for over 20% of his presidency, and he's got 3 1/2 years left! *Shudder* Most Americans are lucky to get two weeks a year; this president takes five weeks at a time.

All this coming after we lost 21 Marines in 24 hours [USAT] , and Karl Rove is still not in jail (or in the headlines). We've now lost over 1,800 soldiers, and he's taking another five week vacation. Yee Haw!


Kelly said...

I can't even use my vacation yet!!

tetrasaure said...

Good way to get away from the media, and all the offical documentation that takes place at the white house. God forbids there planing something big, just like in 2002 just before starting up the drums of war for Iraq. I would have to give it to the guy that, if you wanna keep things from people don't work out your plans in public places. If you notice, everytime he takes a trip to his ranch and comes back, stuff happens; like big stuff.