Flashback 2001: Jay Carney Bashes Bush Vacation
August 12, 2011
Yes, the same guy who just defended Obama's luxury Martha's Vineyard getaway
From American Thinker
The imagemakers who advise George W. Bush got what they wanted this week: a photograph, taken by the Associated Press and published in seemingly every newspaper in the country, of the President lifting a telephone pole as he "helped maintain" a nature trail in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.
Back in July, when they were planning what the President should do during his monthlong vacation (as part of their effort to convince the public that he wasn't actually on vacation in the generally accepted sense of what the word means -- i.e., having fun and not working), the imagemakers hit upon a clever idea. Every week, they decided, they would send the President somewhere outside Texas for a day or a day and a half to hold an event of some kind in which he would mix with "real Americans."
Now, I'm not going to feign shock by the fact that Bush is using photo ops in an attempt -- some might say a cynical attempt -- to influence public opinion. It would be news if he weren't doing that.
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