Wednesday, May 12, 2004

They should have gone to school in a swing state!

Last week, I read that GW was NOT going to attend his daughters graduation. My first reaction, was disdain. What kind of father would not make every effort to attend the pinnacle of their children's academic success.

When I read the Administration's spin on the decision, it had a level of credibility to it. GW, with all his entourage, would distract from the 'moment in time' of the other families. Now that is just great! George is compassionate. He is actually thinking of others. What a domestic sacrifice to make to respect the other families 'moment in time' . . . . .

And then, I found out the real reason, neither Connecticut (Yale) or Texas (University of Texas) are swing states.

Bush Will Attend 3 Commencements, His Twins' Not Among Them
Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, said they did not want to subject other families to the disruptions of a presidential visit when Barbara Bush graduates from Yale University on May 24 in New Haven and Jenna Bush graduates from the University of Texas on May 22 in Austin.

Mr. Bush turned down an invitation to speak at the Texas ceremony. But he will give a commencement address at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.
So GW does not want to subject the families of Yale (not that him being heckled last time he was there has anything to do with it) to the inconvenience of his visit, but it IS ok in the swing states of Louisiana and Wisconsin (I'll give him a pass on any of the military academies, it seems only appropriate that the Commander in Chief give a commencement there)

So George has now stooped to another new low, turning his back on his own flesh and blood, to go pining for votes.

This man can't even honor his family, and we've already seen what he has done to this country. I sure hope the electorate is paying attention.


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