Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Bush is off to his ranch...again.

"How many of you get a month vacation? Well President Bush will be getting his month-long vacation. The White House is calling it a 'working vacation.' And I am thinking, well that pretty much describes the entire presidency, doesn't it? ... Bush says he is going to be very active, he plans to exercise every day. And he says he exercise every day because it clears his head. Hey, mission accomplished." —David Letterman


Blogger Sar said...

Thanks for the inspiration, CW.
(I've learned how to hyperlink in comments, yippee!)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Nicely done, Sar!

I don't think he's ever invaded a country from Crawford, so that's a silver lining.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

I don't know how accurate this is, but it gives a comparison of the most recent presidencies and they're vacation time:

2:40 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

...."their" vacation time...

2:40 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Thanks, Doug. And how sad is it when one's presidency is more effective through inaction on vacation.

Nedhead - I saw that too, and although it's an excellent read, I was bummed it doesn't offer info post-2003. And, don't worry, Strider already deemed this a spelling & grammar-free zone.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Maine said...

Hey, while he's on recess, can we appoint people to positions of power in his cabinet?

Like, a Secretary of Not Invading Shit? Or a Chief Advisor on Respecting Others?

4:22 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

excellent idea, maine! how about a Chief Diplomat of Hypocrisy?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Chris Woods said...

No problemo, Sar. I never knew I was so inspiring. My family will be proud.

I was reading somewhere today, Ezra Klein's blog I believe, that by the end of this month, he'll have taken the most vacation time of any President. That's only 5 years into his 8 years, as well.

I did the math and found out that by the end of the year, he'll probably have accumulated over 365 days of total vacation time, meaning that he's vacationed for 1/5 of his presidency.

Maybe that explains our current state of affairs.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

God Help him he needs a vacation as do we.

We can only hope that he decides to stay in Texas.

God Bless Letterman, still the cleverest late night talk show hosts.

I appoint Doug to the "office of words"; God knows Bush has made up enough of them and he obviously needs someone in that position.

8:42 PM  
Blogger strider said...

my cav late night host in conan.

he rules!

letterman is second

leno...he is for me to poop on!

10:33 PM  
Blogger strider said...

cav = fav

10:33 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I'm not sure which is worse; Bush is incompetant, but Cheney is evil.

Evil or Incompetence? I guess its sort of like saying that a dull knife is the most dangerous...


11:09 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

Ah, I got here just in time. For those who may be too young to remember, the "Incompetance vs. Evil" situation was what we faced with the Reagan/Bush I and Bush I/Quail presidencies. Reagan was incompetant, Bush I was evil. When Bush I became president, he was still evil, and Quail was incompetant. For 25 years that's all the republicans have given us: a partnership of an idiot and an asshole, joined in the oval office. It's pitiful. They can't, or won't, break that mold. And why not? They have such success with it!

12:18 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Alice, I was hoping for Secretary of Sarcasm but your will be done.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Wow, CW, that's 1 year of vacation days! Who would'v thought Commander In Chief would be the cushiest of jobs?

Alice - My late night comedy is Daily Show (when I can stay up for it).

Gabe - Unfortunately we've seen the carniage of that dull knife.

Shea - Sadly Bush II combines both traits.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Maine got the ball rolling, and Alice & Doug picked it up and ran with it. Let's join them...

A few appointments still remain. How should they be filled? Suggest your own, or anyone else's. (I'm starting the list simply in order of comments.)

Sar -

Doug - Secretary of Sarcasm in the Office of Words

Nedhead -

Maine -

CW -

Shea -

Alice -

Strider -

Gabe -

Shea -

Anyone else? -

9:41 AM  
Blogger Chris Woods said...

Secretary of Pandering under the Department of Religion (only 1!)

9:49 PM  
Blogger strider said...

nice...i am 8th on the list.

that makes me feel good.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Now, now, my dear brother, it's only listed in commenting order. And I don't know if this will make you feel better or worse, but technically you were 10th, 11th, & 18th. ;)

Must be time to revisit the backdoor party! Inside joke -Strider & Nedhead can fill everyone in. Bwaaaaa!!! Oh how I amuse myself.

9:16 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I would have to be an undersecretary. Not for an job-related reasons...I would just frequently be under a secretary...


2:12 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Gabe - a weak segue, but speaking of undersecretary, read #7.

3:28 PM  

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