Skip to comments.Bush retreats to ranch, readies to launch agenda
Posted on 01/01/2006 12:32:44 PM PST by ncountylee
CRAWFORD, Texas For six days, President Bush has stayed in nearly complete isolation on his ranch here just mountain-biking and brush-clearing, the White House insisted daily, and seeing only one visitor, his mother-in-law, Jenna Welch. He never even ventured into this little town of 600, not even to the cheeseburger joint that he often uses as a political tool to show that he is in touch with his neighbors.
But on New Year's Day, after a brief stop at an Army hospital in San Antonio to visit wounded soldiers, Bush is scheduled to return to the White House earlier than usual from his break and start a campaign to set the tone for 2006 and, perhaps, the remainder of his presidency.
As part of an ambitious strategy the White House has mapped out for the next four weeks, Bush has scheduled two major speeches one on the economy on Friday in Chicago, another on Iraq ahead of the State of the Union address, which is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 31. By the time he appears before Congress, Bush's aides are hoping, two of the immediate challenges the president faces the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. and the permanent renewal of the Patriot Act will be behind him.
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A flat editorial printed as "Top News".
And they wonder why their former readership say they're biased.
I wonder if he'll pretend there is no illegal immigration problem and no tax reform/SS problems poised to remove the republican majorities?
That is the 'subliminable' message that the Times is seeking to convey.
What a headline.
Never thought of going home for Christmas as retreating. Have you?
Attack, attack, attack!!!
Pinch's life as he knows it is over
Yeah. like Clinton in McDonald's or Kerry/Edwards enjoying a Wendy's burger during the campaign was just regular faire.
I wonder whose house Clinton would have 'retreated' to?
Back in the olde days, the old gray lady was irreplaceable, NOW It even stinks to much to use as fish wrap!No Wonder their stock value is plummeting toward zero!
what part of SS reform and tax bill that you wanted did President Bush leave out of 2005? I recall he spent months traveling and trying to sell private accounts, then the congress stopped the approval of his 2002 tax cuts. As for immigration he has sent to congress three programs, which one did they vote on?
There's a line in one of the Tremors movies where the character says "Is your head up your a$$ for the warmth?!"
I think you meant to say whose ->bedroom did Clinton retreat to, not house.
No slight on 'home for Christmas' intended.
I simply think the Times indulged in an intentional double-entendre, trying to paint the image of a president hounded into retreat.
"...not even to the cheeseburger joint that he often uses as a political tool to show that he is in touch with his neighbors. "
What the Slimes meant was "not even to the burger joint where we had Cindy Shehan antiwar supporters ready to ambush Bush and pepper him with questions and protests".
Conversely, did the Slimes infer that kerry also used that Philly cheesesteak joint as a political tool to show how in touch with bluecollar Philly workers he is? Did clintoon also use Mickey D's as a political tool to show he hung out in fastfood joints with regular folks?
"can I get some provolone cheese on my sandwich?"--kerry.
Funny how the left is fascinated with the word "retreat".
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