August 07, 2002
So is it a vacation or not?

I see that the President has a full schedule for his time off:

Jackson [Mississippi] is among the 15 cities Bush intends to visit during his monthlong working vacation at his 1,600-acre ranch.

There are so many things wrong with that sentence it's hard to know where to begin. I don't know about you, but I'm either at work or on vacation. A "working vacation" to me is an oxymoron. If it's not really a vacation, then either Bush is telecommuting or he's on a business trip. And when you consider all the things Dubya is leaving behind at the office, I have to ask why we're not calling this what it really is: Hitting the campaign trail. There's no way in hell that I'm going to call a monthlong trip to 15 cities to raise money for GOP candidates a "vacation", working or otherwise.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 07, 2002 to Show Business for Ugly People

I love this comment:

"We're proud to have a president, where the first thing he did this morning was bring his wife a cup of coffee," Pickering said.

'Cause you know, all us liberals live sham marriages, and don't do nice things for our spouses. That's clearly a Republican trait. Probably part of that there compassionate conservatism thing.

(Someone wake me up when they stop praising George Bush for being "jus folks", and when we start cheering for a leader for being...well, a strong leader.)

Posted by: Amy on August 7, 2002 3:04 PM

He might have brought her a cup of coffee, but did he make it?

I suppose we're just lucky we haven't had weeks of "Bush's secret plan to make wife coffee - Blair says he'll provide the sugar, sugar".

Posted by: arseblogger on August 8, 2002 1:58 AM