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President 'Vacation' Bush Criticizes Congress for Taking Time Off

The vacation president shouldn't be one to talk.
Yesterday, after meeting with an oil industry front group, President Bush rebuked the congressional leadership for taking a "vacation" without holding a vote on offshore oil drilling:
Last month I acted and I lifted an executive branch restriction on offshore oil exploration. And then I called on Congress to join me and...end the legislative ban. Unfortunately, the Democratic leadership in Congress decided to go on a five-week vacation, a recess, rather than act on behalf of the American consumer.
Bush's dig at Congress for being on vacation is ironic, as he rivals Ronald Reagan for the title of "presidential vacation-time record holder." Some highlights of Bush's time away from the office: