Article Headline: Rewinding History, Bush Museum Lets You Decide
Date Published: 4/21/13, Print (National Edition, p. A1)
Phrase in Question: “As president, he rarely had a chance to rest….”
Your Concern (please limit to 300 words):
In the page A10 continuation of the front-page article in today’s paper by Peter Baker, “Rewinding History, Bush Museum Lets You Decide”, Mr. Baker writes,
“As president, he [Bush] rarely had a chance to rest….”
In fact, George W. Bush spent 32 months at his ranch (490 days) or Camp David (487 days) — an average of four months away every year, according the the Washington Post’s POTUS tracker (as cited at http://theweek.com/bullpen/column/235844/deconstructing-the-5-most-ridiculous-myths-about-barack-obama).
I understand Presidents sometimes take their work with them when they travel, but I submit that there were plenty of chances to rest in those 977 days.