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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:02 PM
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Press shows its bias for nice presidential vacation spots
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/17986.html

Press shows its bias for nice presidential vacation spots
By Steven Thomma | McClatchy Newspapers

* Posted on Mon, July 16, 2007


WOLFEBORO, N.H. Put a bunch of political reporters together over dinner in the summertime, and the subject inevitably turns to their anti-Bush bias.

No, not their bias against his policies. Their near-universal dislike of his summer White House: his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

The ranch is hot, there's almost no access to the president or his aides and thus no news, and there's little to do in nearby Waco once you've toured the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum or the Dr Pepper Museum.

Thus, reporters like to handicap candidates based not on what they'd do in Iraq or how they'd fix health care, but on where they'd go to escape D.C.

Some of the early favorites:

Republican Mitt Romney, who has an 11-acre spread in New Hampshire on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, complete with boathouse and stables. The press could stay at the Wolfeboro Inn, mere steps to the Jet Skis.

Democrat Barack Obama, who likes to visit his sister and grandmother in Honolulu in the winter. Surfing lessons between briefings?

Democrat Hillary Clinton, who doesn't own a summer home but who could repeat the Martha's Vineyard treks she made with her husband during HIS White House years. Sailing, parties, seafood.

Of course, the media don't always get their way.

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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:05 PM
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1. Is Cleveland a good vacation venue?
Go Dennis.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:07 PM
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2. I'd like to see them all spending those 'vacations' in either ........
.... Nashville or Little Rock ...... but that's just me. :)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:27 PM
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3. Nashville, okay. Little Rock or NY? Or am I missing something? nt
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:42 PM
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4. Bush CHOSE Crawford for that very reason. he's a secretive guy
and he would not want to make it pleasant for press
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