President 'Vacation' Bush Criticizes Congress for Taking Time Off

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:

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