Tom Burka calculates that President Bush has actually spent negative time governing, once once subtracts time spent engaged in other activities:

Dr. Rab Scallion of the Geneva Institute For Time Management said, “If you add up all the time Bush has taken vacation, worked out, napped, rested, slept, eaten, run, swam, golfed, relaxed, snacked, watched football, choked on pretzels, nicknamed members of the press corps, and smirked, it adds up to more than the time he’s actually been President. He’s somehow spent less than no time working in the White House. It comes out to minus two months, give or take three hours.”

To which I say: FOUR MORE YEARS!

(Hat tip: John Constantine)

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  1. Kathy K says:

    Now if we could just get the legislators on the same schedule…

  2. James Joyner says:

    I understand Dick Gephardt has come pretty close.

  3. StarBanker says:

    Why would I think that Jimmy “the peanut” Carter never slept a wink during his term?

  4. BigFire says:

    Or Lyndon Johnson personally selecting and approving bombing target in North Vietnam. Micromanagement isn’t the same thing as good mangagement.

  5. John Lemon says:

    Amen! How ’bout proposing a one-year moratorium on any new laws and regulations. You would think that after 200+ years we would have written all the laws and regulations that we need.