Thursday, August 04, 2005

Time for a Vacation

Despite the recent rash of attacks by Iraqi insurgents, Bush has packed his bags and headed down to the ranch for a five-week vacation. Is he sending the wrong message to Americans? If so, we should be used to receiving it by now.

Via Daily Kos:

49 - the number of vacations that Bush has taken since he was inaugurated in 2001
5 - the number of weeks that Bush will spend on vacation, starting yesterday. It is the longest presidential vacation in at least 36 years.
319 - August 3, 2005 was the 319th day Bush has spent on vacation since his 2001 inauguration.
20% - the fraction of Bush's presidency that he has spent on vacation

--Matthew McCoy