This DNC press release attacking President Bush for being physically fit is one more sign of a party that has gone around the bend. It is unintentionally hilarious:
Doctors pronounced the President to be in “superior” physical condition, which media reports attributed to his rigorous, six day a week exercise routine. While President Bush has made physical fitness a personal priority, his cuts to education funding have forced schools to roll back physical education classes and his Administration’s efforts to undermine Title IX sports programs have threatened thousands of women’s college sports programs.
“Cuts to education funding”? What cuts? As the chart below, from the Heritage Foundation shows, federal spending on education has skyrocketed during the Bush administration, for better or worse (click to enlarge). Most people know this, but, as always, the Democrats are preying on the ignorant.
And then there is this:
Doctors gave President Bush a clean bill of health in his annual checkup this weekend and White House spokesperson Dana Perino proclaimed him to be “in superior health.” However, America’s youth are not so lucky. While obesity has been declared an epidemic in this country, Bush’s education policy is putting children at risk with cuts in physical education and school athletic programs.
Entertainment value aside, this is actually a classic example of how liberals view the world. President Bush is in excellent health, they say, because he is “lucky.” Really? To my knowledge, Bush’s main athletic endeavors are running and biking. In the Democrats’ world, America’s youth are such pathetic losers that they can’t run without massive federal subsidies! Granted, I’m a bit of an old-timer, but I distinctly recall running as a kid when the federal government wasn’t paying me, or my friends, a nickel to do so.
Despite this kind of absurdity, I’m having too much fun to be very exercised over politics. We’re spending the week on vacation in the north woods; our only regret is that a heat wave has brought temperatures into the 80s and even 90s. The weathermen are predicting a break in the weather after tomorrow. In the meantime, one of my daughters took this photograph of a loon off our fishing boat this afternoon; the loon isn’t actually going anywhere, he’s just showing off:
Mrs. Rocket bumped into a Power Line fan on the beach this morning, too, so I feel right at home.