September 23, 2005

Bush skipping Texas for now, heading to Colorado

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush canceled
his trip to Texas on Friday to avoid interfering with the move
of a search-and-rescue team closer to the area where Hurricane
Rita was to hit, the White House said.

Instead of traveling to San Antonio, Bush will go straight
to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he will visit the U.S.
Northern Command.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the Federal
Emergency Management Agency decided to reposition the
search-and-rescue teams from San Antonio closer to the storm,
"and we didn't want to slow that decision up in any way. So we
made the decision that we would go straight to Colorado."