Thursday, August 03, 2006

Time to get away

With wars still raging across the Middle East, what on earth is a Decider to do? Apparently, it's time to go on vacation.

For all you worrywarts out there, this isn't going to be one of his normal vacations. This is going to be his shortest summer vacation yet. Just goes to show that, when your war against Iraq is taking a turn for the worse, and the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has no immediate signs of a resolution, the best plan possible is to take a trip to your personal ranch, but only for nine days.

And he won't just be resting on his laurels this trip. Oh no, GDub is going to be working during his vacation. To underline just how much of his official duties he will be focusing on during the trip to his ranch, GDub told a crew of reporters, "For those of you going to Crawford, saddle up." He'll also be campaiging and attending barbecues. And if that doesn't scream presidential duty, then I don't know what does.

But don't fear, Washington. The Decider is going to spend time in our nation's capital this August, and attend to the office to which he was elected. He'll just be at the White House when he's not in Crawford (one trip now and another at the end of the month), or visiting Kennebunkport. And that important work he's going to be doing over the month of August? Well, it's going to be decent amounts of travel, while campaigning to help the GOP try to retain their majority in Congress.

After all, as Americans, shouldn't we come to expect that, when the going gets tough, the tough are going to bury their heads in the sand on their ranch?

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