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News Bush likes long vacations

  1. Apr 12, 2004 #1
    Bush likes long vacations ....

    *President Bush's Vacation Schedule starting Aug.6, 2001 – the day of the PDB warning about an impending al Qaeda attack in the U.S.

    http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=45265 [Broken]

    Monday, August 6

    4-mile run, built nature walk in canyon, fishing.[1]

    Tuesday, August 7


    3-mile run.[3]

    Fishing, cookout with Mel Martinez.[4]

    Wednesday, August 8

    Habitat for Humanity, Waco, TX (injured finger).[5]

    Worked out with weights.[6]

    Thursday, August 9

    Jogging, fishing, announced stem cell decision (9pm EST).[7]

    Sunday, August 12

    Church near Crawford.[8]

    Monday, August 13

    Golf, signed agriculture bill with audience of farmers.[9]

    Tuesday, August 14, 2001

    Thinned brush and raised money at a picnic in Colorado.[10]

    Talked to children at YMCA camp in Colorado.[11]

    Wednesday, August 15, 2001

    Talked to children in Albuquerque, opened job-training center, addressed Chamber of

    Commerce, attended fundraiser for Sen. Domenici, Colorado Rockies v. Atlanta Braves.[12]

    Saturday, August 18, 2001

    Radio address re: faith-based initiatives.[13]

    Monday, August 20, 2001

    Addressed VFW Convention, toured Harley-Davidson plant, Milwaukee.[14]

    Work out, dinner with friends.[15]

    Tuesday, August 21, 2001

    Truman High School, Independence, MO re: taxes.[16]

    Wednesday, August 22, 2001

    Ran, lifted weights.[17]

    Thursday, August 23, 2001

    Golf, Crawford Elementary School, met with horticulturalist re: trees on ranch.[18]

    Friday, August 24, 2001

    Press conference re: economy (1st press conference of vacation).[19]

    Saturday, August 25, 2001

    Ranch tour for the press (80 minutes).[20]

    Sunday, August 26, 2001

    Steel Plant in Pennsylvania, barbeque.[21]

    Little League World Series Championship (Japan v. Florida).[22]

    Wednesday, August 29, 2001

    Spoke at an American Legion Convention re: military budget, tax cut.[23]

    Dedicated a restored grist mill, San Antonio.[24]
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  3. Apr 12, 2004 #2
    That's good! We want him to be well rested up before he makes his next mistakes.
  4. Apr 12, 2004 #3
    I'm not sure the point of this thread.
  5. Apr 12, 2004 #4


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    The point

    The thread merely points out how carefree he was /felt leading up to 9/11. Its obvious that a threat of any kind was not on his mind. Maybe, he was anticipating how his ratings would jump after the planes struck. :mad: :mad:
  6. Apr 12, 2004 #5


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    I like long vacations too. Anyone here not like long vacations?
  7. Apr 12, 2004 #6
    That was the vacation shedule before the 9/11 attack.
    Indeed, now he also on vacation.
    But he said it was a tough week.
  8. Apr 12, 2004 #7
    So far he's spent 42% of his term on vacation.
  9. Apr 12, 2004 #8
    Sure all LIKE long vacations. But when there's something urgent you don't TAKE vacation. You go on vacation when the 'job is done'.
  10. Apr 12, 2004 #9
    Why was it a tough week for President Bush?
    A Fire Destroyed Bush personal library in his Texas ranch

    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - A tragic fire on Monday destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush in his ranch in Texas. Both of his books have been lost.

    Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one.
  11. Apr 12, 2004 #10


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    Hear, Hear - I heartily agree Pelastration. Even though my own work is not critical to the national security I always make sure its done before I take vacation.
  12. Apr 13, 2004 #11
    President spends 40% of time out of the office
    Gary Younge in New York
    Monday April 12, 2004
    The Guardian

    President George Bush has spent more than 40% of his presidency at one of his three retreats, sparking criticism from Democrats that he is not taking his job seriously at a crucial time in US history.

    Mr Bush was on his 33rd visit to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, at the Easter weekend, where he has spent 233 days or almost eight months since his inauguration, according to a tally by CBS news. Add his 78 visits to Camp David and five to Kennebunkport, Maine, and he has spent all or part of 500 days out of the office while in office.

    Mr Bush was at his ranch on August 6 2001 as part of a month-long holiday when he received the briefing warning of Osama bin Laden's determination to attack the US, which has become a focal point of the 9/11 commission of inquiry.

    On Thursday the president watched his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, give her testimony on television, then toured his ranch with the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, before giving an interview to Ladies Home Journal.

    Regardless of what is going on in the world Mr Bush is usually in bed by 10pm and wakes at 6am. As governor of Texas he would be in work by 8.30am and out by 5.30pm. In between was a 90-minute to two-hour break for exercise or a nap.
  13. Apr 13, 2004 #12
    ROTFL. Sheesh, and 33% sleeping, that leaves 24% of time to do the job of "War President" and declare "Mission Accomplished" and command accountants to formulate phony budgets.
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