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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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28. Just a reminder - from 12/31/03
They were all set to just sit back and win by being "above the fray." /

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- With Democrats dominating the political landscape as the primaries approach, President Bush is staying above the fray publicly while his campaign quietly maps out ways to spend his unprecedented war chest and to put his opponents on the defensive.


Some view it as a modified Rose Garden strategy, a variation on the tactic Jimmy Carter complained President Ford was using in 1976. That year, Ford basked in the glory of the White House, signing bills, making pronouncements, getting free publicity, while Carter had to fight for attention. Carter used the same Rose Garden tactic four years later; They both lost.

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  -White House Letter: Presidential campaign ruins Bush's vacation party_line  Jul-18-04 08:37 PM   #0 
  - Doesn't that make you want to bust out  mbperrin   Jul-18-04 08:43 PM   #1 
  - He's not only the dumbest President in history  joanne   Jul-18-04 08:48 PM   #4 
  - I think that's why we haven't seen much of W  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-18-04 08:45 PM   #2 
  - Damn Straight!  Labor_Ready   Jul-18-04 08:46 PM   #3 
  - Right On!!  mermaid   Jul-18-04 08:55 PM   #9 
  - Yes, the poor man will have to keep on -  olddem43   Jul-18-04 08:48 PM   #5 
  - Is ok Chimpy, you go to your summer camp.  fearnobush   Jul-18-04 08:50 PM   #6 
  - Goddammit!!!!!! F*CK* We now officially have something in common  DS1   Jul-18-04 08:50 PM   #7 
  - Ah, Don't Worry About It...  mermaid   Jul-18-04 08:58 PM   #11 
  - Caution - appearances are appearances.  TacticalPeak   Jul-18-04 09:02 PM   #12 
  - Correction  mermaid   Jul-18-04 09:29 PM   #14 
     - Cool. Even better.  TacticalPeak   Jul-18-04 11:42 PM   #15 
     - NOTHING Is Beyond Those Creeps on the Right  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:32 AM   #29 
     - And it's not a ranch - no cattle.  RUFUS_T_FIREFLY   Jul-19-04 10:21 AM   #26 
     - Of Course No Cattle  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:34 AM   #30 
     - They have portrayed it in the media as being waaay out in the middle  JudiLyn   Jul-20-04 12:29 AM   #47 
  - Its no biggie.  peterh   Jul-19-04 11:16 AM   #41 
  - Yeah, the whole "president" thing has interefered constantly with ...  lanparty   Jul-18-04 08:52 PM   #8 
  - Go On, Take the Vacation  Demeter   Jul-18-04 08:57 PM   #10 
  - Time for another visit  MichiganVote   Jul-18-04 09:09 PM   #13 
  - OK, here goes: I'm gonna cuss.  cliss   Jul-18-04 11:47 PM   #16 
  - Of Course!!!  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:36 AM   #31 
  - bush's biggest disadvantage here is not that he can't go on vacation. it's  truthisfreedom   Jul-18-04 11:58 PM   #17 
  - Exactly TIF This Is The Bigger Issue For Bush  Mary T   Jul-19-04 09:12 AM   #22 
  - Yeah...And He Uses Air Force One  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:38 AM   #32 
  - so now we know what's important enough to get Bush off vacation  Solly Mack   Jul-19-04 12:03 AM   #18 
  - Yeah...He's Gotta Plot How To Steal The Next Election n/t  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:39 AM   #33 
  - Oh what a shame,  dusty64   Jul-19-04 07:15 AM   #19 
  - Work? Bush?  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:40 AM   #34 
  - Consider also this is when he has the money advantage over Kerry  jpgray   Jul-19-04 07:56 AM   #20 
  - I dunno about that...  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:42 AM   #35 
  - It sounds like Karl Rove is Bush's boss.  graphannette   Jul-19-04 08:07 AM   #21 
  - He's Not  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:43 AM   #36 
  - It was ok to vacation when a credible terrorist threat was received in  yellowcanine   Jul-19-04 09:13 AM   #23 
  - you Ever DOUBTED Where His Priorities Lay??  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:43 AM   #37 
  - Uh huh... and Kennebunkport, Maine is different from Martha's Vineyard.  Caliphoto   Jul-19-04 09:17 AM   #24 
  - I love the little staged area  louis-t   Jul-19-04 10:18 AM   #25 
  - It's not a chicken house  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:46 AM   #39 
     - I thought it was where they keep  louis-t   Jul-19-04 11:47 AM   #43 
  - That's Elizabeth Bumiller - lightweight candidate for the  vidali   Jul-19-04 10:23 AM   #27 
  - Nope. The Media Is His Lapdog.  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:45 AM   #38 
  - Just a reminder - from 12/31/03  RUFUS_T_FIREFLY   Jul-19-04 10:25 AM   #28 
  - Well, Let's Hope Bush Loses, Too  mermaid   Jul-19-04 10:48 AM   #40 
     - You're really determined to get out of the 700 club aren't you?  charlie105   Jul-19-04 11:26 AM   #42 
  - With any luck  adaircraft   Jul-19-04 10:51 PM   #44 
  - Oh da poor t'ing! I know just how he feels...  Hekate   Jul-20-04 12:09 AM   #45 
  - WHO THE FUCK CARES...HE'S ALWAYS ON VACATION...WHEN DOES HE WORK!  Tight_rope   Jul-20-04 12:24 AM   #46 

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