President Bush is on yet another vacation. Does anyone know how much vacation time he gets officially? He seems to be on vacation like every other month. I know being the President is a 24 hours/7 days a week job, and as such he deserves a little rest and relaxation every now and then, but when American soldiers continue to die at 1 a day in Iraq and the economy is in the crappers, I don’t want to hear that my President is on a month-long vacation in Crawford, Texas. I want to hear that he’s holding court in the White House trying to figure out how to get the economy going again and more importantly how to bring our soldiers home safely.
Update: Below is an excerpt from Washington Post article re the vacation matter:
A CBS News tally shows this is Bush’s 26th presidential trip to Crawford. He has spent all or part of 166 days at the ranch or en route — the equivalent of 5 1/2 months. When Bush’s trips to Camp David and Kennebunkport, Maine, are added, according to the CBS figures, Bush has spent 250 full or partial days at his getaway spots — 27 percent of his presidency so far.
Yikes! Am I the only person who thinks there is a problem here? If I were to spend 27 percent of my time away from my job, I’d be fired. Hmmm. Maybe I’m just jealous because I only get two weeks vacation.