After a weekend of protests outside of his Crawford ranch, Bush has left the HEAT of Texas, for a little Medicare Bamboozle Tour in Arizona and California.
President Bush tried Monday to drum up support for a Medicare prescription drug benefit that begins next year, encouraging audiences to learn about the new plan even if they don’t want to sign up.
Events in Glendale, Ariz., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., hundreds of miles away from his ranch in Crawford, Texas changed the subject from the war and the protests that have surrounded the president’s five-week vacation. Protestors were on hand at both events to greet Bush.
In Arizona, Bush opponents carried signs including “Is Osama in Iraq? Then Why Are We?” In this city east of Los Angeles, anti-war protesters chanting “Impeach Bush” on one corner faced a pro-Bush crowd singing “God Bless America” and waving American flags on the opposite corner.
Tomorrow, Bush will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II at a Navy base in San Diego. Expect to hear more of Bush’s “Save My Dirty Rotten War Agenda” at that event.