The report said Bush runs three miles three times a week, jogs in water once weekly, and uses an elliptical trainer for 25 minutes three times weekly. He lifts weights twice weekly and stretches five times a week, the report said. It also said he smokes an occasional cigar and drinks diet sodas and coffee. A calf strain or tear that kept Bush from running for part of this spring has healed, the doctors concluded.
A CBS News tally shows this is Bush's 26th presidential trip to Crawford. He has spent all or part of 166 days at the ranch or en route -- the equivalent of 51/2 months. When Bush's trips to Camp David and Kennebunkport, Maine, are added, according to the CBS figures, Bush has spent 250 full or partial days at his getaway spots -- 27 percent of his presidency so far.
Presidential politics is following Bush to Texas. The campaign of former Vermont governor Howard Dean announced today that he will spend $100,000 to air a commercial beginning Monday in Austin that invites Texans to join his campaign. "Has anybody really stood up against George Bush and his policies?" he asks. Bush's aides said the ranch gets stations from Waco, not Austin.
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