August 08, 2005 05:52 PM
What's Doing in Crawford
Does anybody remember why it is that Bush went to Crawford for four weeks? Scott McClellan brushed off detractors with this folksy argument:
Spending time outside of Washington always gives the president a fresh perspective of what's on the minds of the American people. It's a time, really, for him to shed the coat and tie and meet with folks out in the heartland and hear what's on their minds.Hey, that's funny, there's someone just outside the ranch who'd love see him!
The mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq led a protest march on President Bush's ranch here on Saturday, prompting the White House to send two senior officials to meet her after she was blocked by the authorities from approaching Mr. Bush's home.Okay, really, we understand Sheehan's pulling something of a publicity stunt. At least her hand-picked audience doesn't already agree with her unlike some presidents we know.
Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record [WP]
Mother Takes Protest to Bush's Ranch [NYT]