Monday, May 31, 2004

Your Tax Dollars (Or What's Left of Them) Hard at Work

George Bush is getting all he can out of Air Force One on the campaign trail, while John Kerry has only his fabulous hair. In their desperate race to out-Clinton the Clintons, the Bushies refuse to stop at triangulation and big government and are apparently using frequent flyer miles as the new "mine is bigger than yours," measure:

President Clinton frequently was criticized by Republicans for his record-setting use of Air Force One in the campaign season, and Bush is exceeding Clinton's pace.


An Associated Press tally of Bush's travels shows he has made at least 114 trips in the 17 months since January 2003.

Clinton flew Air Force One on 123 domestic trips between January 1995 and mid-October 1996, a period of 22 months. It was a record for re-election-related travel aboard the presidential aircraft, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

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