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George Bush: Hardly Working…Again

Via today's Froomkin and U.S. News, I find this Jay Leno gem:

Jay Leno: President Bush "went on vacation to his ranch in Texas for what the White House said was a short weekend break. You know, aren't we at war? Anybody else's weekend start on Wednesday? Try that at your job: 'Boss, I'd like to take the weekend off. I'll be leaving Tuesday night.'"

It's not like he's got anything better to do, I suppose.

Back in August of 2005, he had already set the record of most vacation days while in office — 319 at that point, not counting before and after Katrina hit — surpassing even The Gipper's hefty vacation total.  And he's still going strong on vacationing.  What a role model for America's youth, eh?  

(I tried to find a clip of the SNL sketch from the Presidential debates where you get the "It's haaaaard work."  Came up empty.  If anyone can find me a link, I'd love it.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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