[Imc-chicago] The Bush Legacy Tour
andrew.spncr at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 15:59:47 PDT 2008
> George W. Bush has the approval of only roughly one in three Americans
> according to most polls with two out of three disapproving of his
> performance as President.
> Across the board, Americans reject everything from Bush's handling of the
> war in Iraq and fighting terrorism to his handling of the economy,
> education, the environment and health care.
> Watch 1 minute 57 second video describing Bush Legacy Tour:
> For more info, visit: http://www.bushlegacytour.com
> P.S. Here is an interesting article by Rahm Emanuel.
> Calling on Bush to Take American Farewell Tour<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rahm-emanuel/emanuel-calls-on-bush-to_b_107894.html> by
> Rahm Emanuel
> Earlier this week, President Bush returned from his European trip known as
> his 'farewell tour,' where he attempted to describe poor relations between
> America and the European community as good, and the last several years as
> just one big misunderstanding. After saying goodbye to Europe, the president
> should get back on Air Force One and take an American farewell tour and try
> telling Americans it's all been one big misunderstanding as well. A few
> suggested stops include:
> *Treasury Department, Washington, DC*
> Visit the Treasury Department and learn more about the $236 billion annual
> surplus you turned into a $410 billion deficit this year. Ask how we managed
> to accrue $3 trillion in new debt.
> *Niles, Ohio*
> Drive past the Amweld Building Products factory, then meet with the workers
> who lost their jobs when the factory closed. When you took office, the
> unemployment rate in Ohio was 4 percent. Today, it's 5.6 percent and workers
> who still have jobs have seen the cost of basic goods and services rise,
> while median family income has fallen by nearly $1,000. This would also be a
> good time to explain why you now oppose extending unemployment benefits.
> Any Gas Station in California*
> Fill up at any gas station in the Golden State, home of the most expensive
> gasoline in the country. The average price per gallon of gas in California
> is $4.60. Californians were paying an average of $1.58 per gallon when you
> took office in 2001 and the recent increases have been a surprise to you.
> When told about the prospect of $4 per gallon gasoline, you said "Oh, yeah?
> That's interesting. I hadn't heard that."
> *Veterans Hospitals Across the Country*
> Thank our veterans and explain why you originally opposed a new GI bill for
> veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
> *New Orleans, Louisiana*
> Visit New Orleans and meet with residents who are still waiting for the
> Bush administration to keep its promises to the people of the Gulf Coast.
> Make sure to mention your opposition to funding that would reduce the
> homelessness, which has doubled in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
> *Track Down Sammy Sosa*
> When you were asked to name your biggest mistake you once said "I signed
> off on that wonderful transaction -- Sammy Sosa for Harold Baines. "After
> the war in Iraq, the economic slump and gas prices hitting record highs, it
> is probably time to call or visit Mr. Sosa and admit that trading him when
> you owned the Texas Rangers probably wasn't the biggest mistake you've ever
> *Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago Illinois*
> A trip to the emergency room at Swedish Covenant would allow you to meet
> some of the millions of Americans who can't afford health insurance and
> others who have seen their family premiums nearly double. Remind everyone of
> your old comment: "people have access to health care in America. After all,
> you just go to an emergency room."
> *Advise Sixth Graders on Revising Reports
> Drop by a sixth grade class and teach them about how to alter reports when
> the facts aren't to their liking. Point to White House efforts to pressure
> scientists to remove references to 'climate change' and 'global warming'
> from a range of documents and the installation of an oil-industry partisan
> at the White House Council on Environmental Quality who worked to downplay
> links between emissions and global warming.
> *College Campuses Across the Country*
> Stop by any college campus and see the students struggling to afford the
> skyrocketing cost of college -- tuition costs have increased 75 percent
> since you took office. On graduation day, the average student will leave
> college with a diploma and anywhere from $14,000 to $17,000 in debt. Don't
> forget to say hello to the students just outside the gates who want to
> attend but can't afford to.
> *Scott McClellan's House*
> Check in with your old press secretary and see if he has any summer reading
> *John McCain's Office*
> Check in with your favorite Senator and formally pass the torch to the man
> who wants to continue your legacy.
> At the end of this tour, the American people will be sure to realize that
> their opinion of President Bush's time in office is not the result just
> another misunderstanding. President Bush's legacy speaks loud and clear.
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