Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Bush in Crawford on Saturday?

That's weird.

WASHINGTON - President Bush is turning Pennsylvania into his "Northern White House," visiting the battleground state as often as his home in Crawford, Texas.

The Republican, who dubbed his Texas ranch the "Western White House," will be making his 40th trip to Pennsylvania with visits to Downington and Hershey on Thursday. His 41st visit will bring him to Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

By comparison, Bush has visited his Crawford home 40 times since 2001, according to the White House travel office. He will be back in Texas on Saturday for his 41st visit since he was sworn into office in 2001.

Strange time in the campaign for a rest.