Monday, August 13, 2007

One thing Bush sure can do: Vacation!

He's a real go-getter! President Bush is well on his way to breaking yet another record (he's already got a lock on the “lowest popularity rating in history” record!) Yes, George Bush is on track to ensuring his real legacy: The Vacation President!

According to the Houston Chronicle:

On Thursday, Bush left for a weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine, and his family's summer compound, Walker's Point. On Monday, he heads to his Crawford retreat, where he has spent all or part of 418 days of his presidency, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent and meticulous record-keeper.


The presidential vacation-time record holder is the late Ronald Reagan, who tallied 436 days in his two terms. At 418 days, and with 17 months to go in his presidency, Bush is going to beat that easily.


Vice President Dick Cheney generally takes August off, often heading to Wyoming or coastal Maryland. Congress left last weekend and is gone until Sept. 4. The Iraqi parliament is taking August off, too.

Still, all this governmental time off is more than most Americans are taking. A recent survey by Yahoo Hot Jobs found nearly half of American workers did not take all of their vacation days last year.


Allie said...

It seems odd that he's waving instead of flipping us all the bird, doesn't it?

PookyShoehorn said...

I think he thinks he's giving us 5 fingers!