A New York Times report released today entitled "When a Campaign Intrudes on Vacation" begins,
President Bush has spent the last three Augusts at his ranch in the scorched flatlands of Crawford, Tex., where he has cleared brush, gone for runs in 105-degree heat and summoned sweaty cabinet members to eat fried jalapeño peppers at the only restaurant in town.
But this year, the 2004 campaign has ruined Mr. Bush's Texas vacation.
Yes, this re-election business can be so unexpectedly time consuming. Two paragraphs later we find out,
Final details are to come, but the bottom line is that Mr. Bush will spend only two weeks at the ranch compared with his usual four.
Only two weeks! Is our President overexerting himself?