Friday, August 10, 2007

Bush Shoots for a Record

President Bush is poised to break the record for the most vacation days ever taken by a sitting President.

He's at 418 with his current August vacation. Ronald Reagan took 438 days off work. With another year in office, Mr Bush is within striking distance of the all time record.

Some highlights of past Bush presidential vacations:

2001: While vacationing on the ranch in Crawford, Texas, President Bush recieves the infamous Presidential Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US." CIA analysts traveled to the ranch to brief Mr Bush personally, after which he is reported to have said, “All right, you’ve covered your ass now.”

2005: Hurricane Katrina barrells down on the Gulf Coast. Louisiana state and local officials reach President Bush on vacation and request federal assistance before the storm makes landfall. It would take the Bush administration four days to deliver water to the Superdome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish Congress would follow suit. If Congress had not met the last hundred years our standard of living would be many times higher than it is today. The job was intended as a part time job by our founders.