Monday, March 06, 2006

Your tax dollars at work
Remember how, when Bush was first running for president, he would claim that his would be the CEO presidency. He promised he would fill his administration with experts who would look after our tax dollars. His administration would be answerable to the people over how their dollars were spent just like a CEO is answerable to the stockholders, just like his good buddy "Kenny-Boy" Lay.
President Bush added a side trip to his Texas ranch to vote in Tuesday's Republican primary after aides apparently forgot to order an absentee ballot.

Bush hasn't missed a GOP contest since he started voting in Crawford in March 2002. An administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, indicated Saturday that White House staff had slipped up on the paperwork for requesting a mail-in ballot this time.

How much does it cost to send Air force one an a trip? We need to consider fuel, staff, security, disruption to the local airports and traffic, local officials and police who are pulled away from their normal work just to tend to the visiting head of state. I'll bet it's a lot more that the thirty-nine cents that it would have cost a staffer to mail in a request for an absentee ballot. I suppose that staffer is now going to become the director of communications for NASA.

And does "since he started voting ... in March 2002" really mean what it implies?

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