Mentally speaking, I think it’s safe to say that Bubba Dubya is always on vacation. People who have been paying attention know that Bush rarely shows up to work, and is famous for taking time off at his ranch. Of course, that hasn’t stopped him from criticizing others of shirking their responsibilities. ThinkProgress reports in After Returning From Four Days At The Olympics, Bush Criticizes Congress’s ‘Vacation’:
- – 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.
Over the course of his presidency, national catastrophes have taken shape while Bush has been on vacation. When he was in Crawford before 9/11, Bush ignored an infamous memo about an impending bin Laden attack. Similarly, Bush brushed off warnings of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 while at the ranch.
I think it could be argued that having no one in charge of the United States would be far preferable to the decisions made by our current regime. Unfortunately, “no one” isn’t on the ballet. I wonder: Can you add a write-in vote and leave it blank?