Thursday, July 06, 2006

But Will You Still Give Me Presidential Love in the Morning?

The AP reports:

Bush was starting his road show Thursday with a two-day trip to Chicago, where he planned to listen to the concerns of local leaders over dinner and then stand for an hour of questioning from the national and local media in a unique heartland news conference.

The overnight trip is a departure for the president who travels extensively across the country but is known for his quick fly-in, drive-by visits. White House counselor Dan Bartlett said the Chicago trip will be the first of several this summer where Bush will spend significant time in a community and "really sink his teeth into the local market."

"There are a lot of things that are important to this president and often times when you fly into a community, you're in and out within 55 minutes and you talk about one subject," Bartlett said. "This gives him an opportunity to cover a broader range of subjects in the local community."

Yeah, on an overnight you can talk about two subjects. Or ten really quickly, depending upon how deft you are at eating breakfast while discussing safety. One can just imagine the President saying, "You know what's a crime? That there are so many vegetables in this omelette."

By giving folks two days, he certainly knows how to show the people he cares.


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