The Washington Post is on it, making sure you know how lazy this President is. So how lazy is he? Get this: he surpasses that other do-nothing Republican, Ronald Reagan in amount of time spent on “vacation” in Crawford.
These sojourns to Texas burn the Democrats. Every August they complain about his move to Crawford. This time they claim he’s just trying to avoid the Rove scandal —that Deomocratic trumped-up, in-your-dreams “scandal.” Can’t blame a disorganized and demoralized party for clutching at straws.
But you sure can point the finger at their MSM camp followers. Here’s the WaPo’s snarky take on things —
|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.|
Some dream vacation. Sounds like he gets weekends off for good behavior. Nonetheless, he’s just a shiftless sort:
|The president departed Tuesday for his longest stretch yet away from the White House, arriving at his Crawford ranch in the evening for a stretch of clearing brush, visiting with family and friends, and tending to some outside-the-Beltway politics. By historical standards, it is the longest presidential retreat in at least 36 years.|
|The August getaway is Bush's 49th trip to his cherished 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, 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.|
Now when Hillary is in the White House it will be a short commute home for vacations, won’t it?
And another thing. Do you think the MSM gets the fact that they deepen their already precipitous slide to irrelevancy when they print trash like this? In his series on PC and Reality Testing, Shrinkwrapped quotes a New York Times book review by Richard Posner:
|The audience decline is potentially fatal for newspapers. Not only has their daily readership dropped from 52.6 percent of adults in 1990 to 37.5 percent in 2000, but the drop is much steeper in the 20-to-49-year-old cohort, a generation that is, and as it ages will remain, much more comfortable with electronic media in general and the Web in particular than the current elderly are.|