Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Presidential Vacations

Byron York at The Corner gently chides the President for his vacation schedule.

Although the President can certainly do his job from practically anywhere, for the most part, the American public expects him to do it from the White House, especially during a crisis and while men and women are at war in another country. I hardly think it is a coincidence that his poll numbers have been falling while he is on vacation. One of his biggest problems is that people are wondering if this President is really in touch. A five week vacation is hardly reassuring. Furthermore, every story on Bush for the past month has mentioned that he is on vacation. It just looks bad.

York's comments are reflective of a growing unease among conservatives that Bush's numbers have not hit bottom yet, and also a growing frustration that the WH has not been taking steps to curb this fall.