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While Mideast Burns: Blair Works, Bush Vacations

British Prime Minister Tony Blair just delayed his vacation to continue working toward a U.N. cease-fire agreement in the Mideast. President Bush, however, just landed in Crawford, Texas, for a 10-day vacation. (h/t: ThinkProgress)

  • Last year, Bush was staying put in Texas while Katrina was destroying New Orleans.
  • Sort of reminds you of the Roman emperor Nero….


    ThinkProgress:

    Tony Blair?s top priority: Ending a war.

    Tony Blair today decided to delay his summer holiday for a few days to help secure a United Nations resolution that would call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. ?

    George W. Bush?s priority: Clearing brush.

    President Bush arrived here Thursday evening to begin a 10-day stretch at his Prairie Chapel ranch, his longest planned period away from Washington during this summer vacation season. [?]

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