Bush--Man of the Year

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    Posted 12/19/2004 8:37 AM

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-12-19-time-person-year_x.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno

    'Time' names Bush named Person of 2004
    NEW YORK (AP) — After winning re-election and "reshaping the rules of politics to fit his 10-gallon-hat leadership style," President George Bush for the second time was chosen as Time magazine's Person of the Year.

    This Time magazine issue will be on newsstands for two weeks beginning December 20.
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    The magazine's editors tapped Bush "for sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes — and ours — on his faith in the power of leadership."
     
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    Unfortuantely, the head beneath that "ten-gallon hat" contains a mind inadequate to the task before it.
     
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    hey Bully--doesn't mean he's great--just FAMOUS ! LOL
     
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    I think President Bush deserves this. He has managed to win re election,bring a strong sense of morals back to this country and oversee the war on terror. Whether you lke him or not,he works hard and deals with a lot of pressure. You have to give him that.
     
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    He has no morals...He's a politician.
     
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    Most. Vacation days. Ever.

    Quite literally =)
     
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    Look who's talking...
     
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    krisy,

    You are right. A quick search can quickly find you most of the daily schedules of the President over the past few years (especially those in the months prior to 9/11).

    Those who spread the "more vacation days" nonsense are simply towing the Michael Moore line of giving people a little bit of truth, hoping like hell that they are too stupid to find the rest of the it.

    "Bush has taken more "vacation" days than anyother President"....ooooh, sounds terrible and irresponsible...but when you actually look at what he was DOING during those "vacation days," you realize that the President's definition of "vacation" would fit most of our descriptions of "the most busy time at work we'd ever had". He meets with advisors, works on policies, receives updates and briefings just like he would in Washington, etc.

    But when you look at the whole picture...it just isn't as shocking...and the President doing his job from Texas isn't going to win anyone an Oscar, fame, and of course, lots and lots of money.
     
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    uh, HELLO! HE RUNS A COUNTRY! He makes bigger decisions and has a longer schedule that you will ever have. I could not care less how many days he has off. He still works harder than me. I would never want his job.

    If you think you can do better, you run for Prez.
     

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