Friday, August 05, 2005

Bush's Vacation: All he ever wanted?

It must be nice to be President Bush - taking a five-week vacation. Since taking office, this is Bush’s 49th trip to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. And the President's 319th day, entirely or partially, that he has spent in Crawford. That’s one-fifth of his presidency. Essentially, President Bush is taking one day a week off – talk about “casual Fridays.” And this doesn’t even include his vacations at his parents’ place in Kennebunkport, his time at Camp David, or those midday two-hour bicycle rides.

On this trip, Bush is going to pass Reagan’s record of 335 days at his California ranch. And Bush still has 3 ½ long years to go.

It’s nice to know that as a wartime President, with millions of Americans needing health care or a good job, Bush views R and R as his top priority.