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Presents

No, this isn’t about Christmas presents, it’s about some gifts that our dear President Bush has received, namely a bicycle or three. Not just any bicycle, no, a $5000 bicycle.

I was reading the Washington Post site and noticed an article about President Bush’s bicycling in the “More on washingtonpost.com” section of an info box. The president rides a custom-painted, $5000 Cannondale mountain bike. That price tag got me to thinking about how many semesters of college that one bike could pay for. $5,000 will pay for 2.29 semesters of tuition at a local state university. But he doesn’t just have one bicycle.

According to the article, he has three with a total value of $13,200. That amount of money would pay for six semesters of tuition at the same local university. I find it kind of amazing that some kids can’t go to school because they can’t afford it while the President rides around with a year’s tuition under his backside.

Bush Transforms Into Avid Mountain Biker – washingtonpost.com

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Written by Jeff

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 8:49 pm

Posted in Education, General, Politics

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