Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The DNC and Bush's Health...

This past weekend the results of President Bush’s annual physical were released to the public. His doctors reported that he was in superior physical condition. They attribute this to his 6-day a week exercise routine. This is good news to everyone except the DNC who issued a press release. Why does this even require a response? The Democrats are so obsessed by the fact they have been beaten by Bush that nothing can pass with out a negative response.

They have decided to blame the national obesity problem on President Bush. They have to be kidding right? It must be Bush’s fault that Americans are so overweight.

DNC spokesman Josh Earnest said, “President Bush's has dropped the ball when it comes to fully funding physical education in public schools and women's athletic programs at the college level”

And, "His personal habits indicate that physical fitness is not just fun and games for him. Don't our kids deserve the same opportunities to be physically fit? President Bush should stop running from his responsibility and make sure that all American children have access to physical fitness programs."

And this, "While obesity has been declared an epidemic in this country, Bush's education policy is putting children at risk with cuts in physical education and school athletic programs".

Most PE classes have become optional and have been replaced by “touchy feely” courses in the public schools. I don’t recall the administration being responsible for this. If the schools have any athletic facilities they have to be Olympic sized pools and state of the art weightraining equipment all costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. What ever happened to kids just going outside for gym class and hitting or kicking a ball around? Running? Playing tag or touch football? Oh no, those are way too competitive for the kids. Someones self esteem will be permanently damaged. I guess this is Bush’s doing too.

Parents have decided that this is just fine with them. This is very wrong. It all fits in with the poor parenting that goes on in this country these days. I see minivans and SUVs lined up at the bus stops daily to pick up the kids and drive them a quarter mile to the house. This is NUTS! If parents started buying fruits and vegetables instead of cookies and soda their kids would not be getting so fat. If they sent them outside to play with other kids in the neighborhood after school instead of letting them play XBOX, watch TV, or use the computer to IM the kid across the street they wouldn’t be such meatballs. This clearly must be the President fault too…


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