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    Whether you like or dislike President Bush, this is a weird form of sacrifice.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10314.html

    The rest of the story actually has real news about Iraqi intelligence and attempts to bring down gas prices, but this is what caught my eye.
     
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    You know, I think that's actually interesting. He gets a thumbs up on it.
     
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    I am of two minds. On the one hand, choosing to sacrifice something is comendable. I have always respected that Catholics generally sacrifice something during Lent. Even if it is small it has meaning.

    On the other hand (and in contradiction to what I just wrote above), sacrificing a leisure activity like golf as a means of solidarity with a mother who just lost her child seems... inappropriate. Not quite demeaning, but just... inappropriate as a demonstration of sacrifice.
     
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    I totally understand your being of two minds on it. But I'm not going to criticize him for this. No one would have commented if he did continue to play golf and, obviously, I don't think he achieves any type of solidarity, but I do think his knowledge that it would at least, send a wrong message is commendable. (even if its only window dressing).
     
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    Nevermind that he's been away on vacation for half his presidency.

    He gave up golf. As if since 9/11 especially, the president of the United States of America has had ANY time to be shooting rounds of golf.
     
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    Yes he has been on vacation more than any other president. I don't think it's half, though.

    Just out of curiosity, how do you think 9/11 changed the actual job of the president, or this president, in particular?
     
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    good for bush, unnecessary, but good for him....not sure why anyone is complaining that our COC takes vacations, i want the guy in the best shape, mind, body that he can be. if it takes getting out of coockoo washington, so be it....and honestly, do you think he is "unavailable" the whole time and can't still be commander in chief?
     
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    I don't mind him not working either. The less he works, the less damage he can do.
     
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    Another perspective on the golf issue and food for thought:

    http://thenewshole.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/14/1022861.aspx
     
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    All those balls un-hit. Big of ya, Dubya.

    :rolleyes:
     

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