As a result, the White house media staff has had to respond to the criticism that Bush is out of touch with the economy. Here, according to the New York Times is what the White House media flacks said about bush:
“He is very much in touch with the economy,” said Tony Fratto, the deputy White House press secretary. “He is out in the country a lot."Yeah, maybe Bush is in touch with the economy, particularly sine he is directly responsible for much of the current set of economic problems.
If I were in charge and as responsible for the current mess as he is, I'd be out of the country a lot, too.