Yes, I’ve just wasted two beautiful cold days of Bush Bashing…lords & lordesses forgive me. In his farewell “speech” the other night Mr. Bush recited as one of his great accomplishments that under his rule he “kept America safe.” Wait a minute, didn’t the 9-11 terrorist attacks happen on his watch? Thought so. Remember that security briefing a month before the attacks that warned “bin Laden determined to attack America”? The one that Shrub ignored and/or dismissed…but hey, the man was on vacation. And while Katrina sunk New Orleans, Bush’s vacation took priority. Just some of his many record-number of escapes from work and responsibilities. Bush has taken more vacation days during his eight years in office than any sitting U.S. President..more than 900 days, about one third of his presidency. This from ThinkProgress:
Bush’s dig at Congress for being on vacation is ironic, as he rivals Ronald Reagan for the title of “presidential vacation-time record holder.” Some highlights of Bush’s time away from the office: * – Attended 95 sports-related events. * – Made 74 trips to his Crawford ranch, for a total of 466 days. * – Made 142 trips to Camp David, for a total of 450 days. * – Attended 327 fundraising events for Republican candidates and causes.
We can’t just let this bozo slink away to Camp David to stagger around clearing brush in a stupor of legacy fantasies of history book vindications as his last weekend as All-powerful Decider comes to a merciful end. I must have succumbed to Bush Repressed Memory Syndrome or perhaps subconsciously overcome with an inappropriate feeling of compassion. Shame on me. I think I’m bashed-out…and bushed out.