The Presidency Motion Sickness

The malady that caused George Bush to throw up on Kiichi Miyazawa's suit was identified as gastroenteritis. Actually it was an ailment that has afflicted the presidency for 30 years. Call it excessive travelitis: jetting around the world too far, too fast, too often.

| We are just lucky that before last week there had never been such a public presidential barf. But in the culture of obsessive motion that has seized the government for the past three decades, Bush has gone farther (350,000 miles), faster (in three years) and through more countries (36) and their exotic germs than any other...

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