posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 05:04 PM
Sorry, but yet again we see a failure by most people to understand elected officials.
Let me clue you in on something.
People in such positions, aka Heads of State, do not carry around their lives in their pockets or handbags like most of us do. He doesn't carry a
wallet on him. What does he need it for? Is he driving? Is someone going to card him? Is there any point he won't be with his entourage? It's
It was indeed lack of preparation by some staffer that made him look silly here. It could've been easily avoided. But I really don't see how this
shows anything about Bush himself and responsibility and what not. This is their life. Go up to the Governor or NY of CA for example and ask them
for a peek at their license. They don't have wallets. This is not a "Bush" thing. Clinton didn't either, and I doubt any of them in recent
memory carried cash on them at all.
Incidentally, the joint tax return by Mr. and Mrs. Bush is shown here:
According to their tax forms 2003 shows them donating $68,360.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's a funny story. But come on, the guy gives you folks plenty to work with. No one on this site has ever been
lacking anti-Bush material. Why take a flub that has probably happened to dozens of electeds and blow it out of proportion. Seems rather like
grabbing for stories.
Having read MA's post above, I'd go with choice (ii). Dumb ass staffer wasn't paying enough attention.
[edit on 1-24-2005 by Djarums]