The facts don't support your conclusions. GW, by his own words, does not read. He does, however, vacation. That is a skill he's honed through years of hard effort and energy. If you feel the procedural vote relating to amending the constitution was more than a trivial vote then I am surprised. The outcome was known well in advance; even John McCain voted against it. Kerry and Edwards have made it clear where they stand on this issue. They, along with a majority of the House and Senate, feel this is a state-by-state issue. GW forced this issue only as a sop to his religious right that have been getting upset. This begs the question though. The Drudge Report has a very poor track record of accuracy and has a reputation for flamboyant and biased articles that rarely survive the light of the next day. This article is just one more in a long string of heavily biased and inaccurate reporting. Michael Moore's movie Fahrenheit 9/11 is just as biased in the other direction for example, but in Moore's case he tells the truth. --------------------------------- Booth Martin http://www.martinvt.com --------------------------------- -------Original Message------- From: Open discssion among iSeries Users Date: 07/19/04 17:56:41 To: Open discssion among iSeries Users Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Great quote - awesome stats :-) On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 13:44:48 -0400 (EDT), booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > This Drudge report was written in response to the issues of GW Bush being > on vacation for over 40% of his Presidency. 40% of GW's time has been at > Camp David, Crawford, or Kennebunkport. This does not include his time > off the job while he's been campaigning and fund raising. Hold on here -- the whole idea of the President EVER being on vacation is ludicrous. He may be in Crawford or Kennebunkport, but he is getting briefed, making decisions, reading, etc. Better in Crawford on the ranch than on the ski slopes cursing out Secret Service agents or in a White House closet with an intern. > So far as Kerry's remark of "You're going to find us working for > America" we need to recognize that Kerry's most important work for > America is to be a good and viable, hard-working candidate for President > so that we have a balanced choice in November. I disagree. His most important work is the work he was ELECTED to do, to represent the people of Massachusetts in the Senate. But, if he really believes that is the case, he should resign his Senate seat so that the people of Massachusetts can have someone whose most important job is to represent them. Oh yeah, the Governor of Massachusetts is a Republican, so instead he shirks his elected duty to pursue his (well-documented) personal ambition. Better to have Massachusetts represented 20% by a Democrat than 100% by a Republican. Kerry is being a hypocrite, pure and simple. > > His presense for silly and trivial votes of the Senate has no value for > America, none at all. Kerry has been present for all of the meaningful > votes. Oscar Meyer! How frequently have you heard the idea raised that the whole reason for the FMA being brought up in the Senate, where is stands 0 chance of getting 2/3 vote, was to force the legislators to And it worked. The procedural vote went down 48-50. And who were the two missing . . . Kerry and Edwards. But, now their opponents can't say they voted against it in areas where it has strong support. Weasels. -- Tom Jedrzejewicz tomjedrz@xxxxxxxxx _______________________________________________ This is the Open discssion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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