Monday, April 12, 2004

Not Bad, for a Government Worker

George W. Bush has spent more than 40 percent of his presidency on vacation.
He was on his 33rd visit to his "ranch" in Crawford over Easter weekend, where he has spent 233 days (almost eight months) since his inauguration, according to CBS news.
Add his 78 visits to Camp David and five to Kennebunkport, and he has spent all or part of 500 days out of the office while in office.
Dubya was at his ranch on August 6, 2001 as part of a month-long holiday when he received the briefing warning of Osama bin Laden's determination to attack the US, which has become a focal point of the 9/11 commission of inquiry.
Last Thursday at the ranch, he watched Condoleezza Rice give her testimony on television, then gave the National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre a tour of his spread before giving an interview to the hardhitting political digest, "The Ladies Home Journal."
Regardless of what is going on in the world, Bush is usually in bed by 10 p.m. During working hours, he takes a 90-minute to two-hour break for exercise or a nap.
At night, he likes to watch TV and eat pretzels, but the Secret Service had to nix the pretzels because he sometimes forgets to chew and chokes on them.

(thanks to "The Guardian" for the stats)

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