Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I Want the Vacation Package President Bush Has

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Photo taken at Café O’Lei, Lahaina, Maui

Seems like The Shrub is joining me in having a little vacation time this week. Not literally joining me (thank god), but enjoying vacation. I feel like I squeak in vacation time as I can, but not The Shrub.

Today’s Honolulu Advertiser reports:
President Bush is getting the kind of break most Americans can only dream of – nearly five weeks away from the office, loaded with vacation time.

The president departed yesterday for his longest stretch yet away from the White House, arriving at his Crawford ranch in the evening. By historical standards, it is the longest presidential retreat in at least 36 years.

The August getaway is Bush’s 49th trip to his ranch since taking office and the 319th day that Bush has spent, entirely or partially, in Crawford – nearly 20 percent of his presidency to date.
Wow, now that’s some perks!

P.S. Today’s count for U.S. soldiers killed in the Iraq war: 1,800

6 comments:

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Lelo, you had to go and get me all pissed off. Damn that man.
Imagine all of the people living in this country in poverty, without health insurance, without a freaking job and there he sits, the Prince of Oil, at his fucking ranch probably shooting innocent animals, chewing tobacco and drinking Miller Lite.
I detest that man.

that girl said...

This is his fiftieth vacation since he's been in office.

Impeach Bush.

*barf*

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you all, wishing we could get rid of him. Hell, Clinton has an extramarital affair and gets impeached (slimey and tacky, tacky, tacky, but grounds for divorce not impeachment). So why can't we get rid of Bush for lying to us, getting us into a senseless war, promoting his hired goon idiots who screw up, passing the buck when he screws up and countless other indiscretions that impact our country?! I just don't get it. He should be leading by example with courage, making sacrifices for our country (giving up some down time to start with). He's captain of our ship but he'd be the first one in the lifeboat, bet on it.

If only his popularity had dropped before the election...sucky timing for us.

L

little sister said...

I received a news alert from the BBC that bin Laden has warned London there will be more bombs and Iraq will be worse than Vietnam.

Here in the middle of cornfields, there are people who actually believe Iraq was connected to 9/11...Thanks for the intelligent posts, Lelo - I'm drowning in the swamps of stupidity here!

and RSG - you need to work on forming an opinion and expressing it - lol

Rozanne said...

Lame ass, lame duck.

Think of it this way, he'll probably do less damage off at his ranch than at his desk in the Oval Office. Perhaps.

Maybe he'll fall off his bike again.

that girl said...

On a totally unrelated note- you've been tagged Lelo!
:-)