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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:58 AM
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Chimpy's Shortest Vacation (ever) - 9 Days in Crawford
http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/08/03...

It looks like month-long (August) Crawford vacations are a thing of the past for the Chimp... could it be he's "workin' HARD"? Any protest activities planned while he's there?

Heading for his Texas ranch, President Bush will take his shortest summer vacation yet with turmoil in the Middle East and an uncertain future for his Republican Party in fall elections.

Bush leaves Washington on Thursday, but will return nine days later to tend to the problems abroad and at home that are weighing on his presidency. White House spokesman Tony Snow said the president will travel frequently during August - a contrast to previous summers when he has spent nearly the entire month on his ranch.

The White House fought the image that the president would be tuned out even temporarily to problems in the Middle East, where there was no end in sight to fighting between Israel and Lebanon-based Hezbollah militants. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was going to the ranch during his first weekend in Texas. First lady Laura Bush was heading to the ranch Friday night.

"My guess is he's going to be working pretty hard," Snow said. "So this is not something where he's simply going to be gallivanting and ignoring the realities of the situation."


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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:00 AM
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1. Something different for the President?
"My guess is he's going to be working pretty hard," Snow said. "So this is not something where he's simply going to be gallivanting and ignoring the realities of the situation."

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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:01 AM
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3. Snow left out : "like he did last year".
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:03 AM
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5. It's like Pony Blow is purposely writing setup lines, isn't he?
wowee.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:22 AM
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8. Working hard or working out?
It would be nice if he'd just work.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:00 AM
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2. We need to have peace in the mid-east. Now, watch this drive... n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:02 AM
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4. Return to "tend to the problems abroad and at home"? That'll be
a first! Running from Cindy and Camp Casey is more like it!
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:06 AM
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6. Yeah...uh...riiight. Working hard
Is that what they're calling playing Nintendo and drinking shooters nowadays?
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:12 AM
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7. Which is two days SHORTER than my LONGEST vacation...
...of eleven days in Florida --- (I wanted to leave screaming onto I95 after only seven days though, I swear!)
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 AM
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9. Condi and Laura will both be there the first weekend...
my, that will be awkward! He'll be workin' hard alright. :rofl:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:26 AM
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10. 'gallivanting & ignoring the realities of the situation' like last summer.
nt
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:30 AM
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11. Of course: TEXAS + Climate Change = Too danged hot, even for Chimps n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:33 AM
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12. they always have to rewrite history don't they?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:36 AM by leftchick
the chimp ran from Cindy to do phoney photo-ops and then ran rom Katrina during his month long "working vacation".
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Trouser Trout Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:55 AM
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13. Since he screws up everything he touches
I support a vacation-until -further-notice policy, preferrably forever.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:47 AM
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15. with Cheney- and his rifle.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:28 AM
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14. Sweating bullets that the Democrats might win the House...
and might hold him accountable for his crimes....might?
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:49 AM
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16. FOLKS - He's ending his vacation early to CAMPAIGN for November..
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:52 AM by jackstraw45
on OUR dime, by the way.

That's the ONLY reason - not the wars in the middle east, global warming, instability in Asia...no.

It's to CAMPAIGN for his GOP stooges, flying around the country on your dime for photo-ops with soldiers and fundraisers.

"White House press secretary Tony Snow says Bush is taking a shorter break not because of criticism but because he has other things to do, including campaigning for Republican candidates in the fall elections..."

Any other reason the White House gives is a flat out LIE.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:54 AM
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17. 9 days is more than many people get...although they would probably go
someplace better than Crawford.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:56 AM
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18. B*sh salary (annual) = 400K
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:56 AM by npincus
and the son-of-a-bitch (Barbara) eats, sleeps and shits on our dime.
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