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Democrats Lampoon Bush With ‘Anywhere But America’ T-Shirts

November 4, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Democratic National Committee is taking a fresh swipe at President Bush’s frequent foreign travels with a T-shirt promoting his ″Anywhere But America Tour.″

The president heads for Rome on Wednesday to attend a two-day NATO meeting, a trip that inspired the wording on the front of the T-shirt: ″George Bush Went To Rome and All I Got Was This Lousy Recession.″

On the back, the T-shirt lists more than 30 foreign cities Bush has travelled to in the past year or plans to visit soon. Modeled after shirts sold at rock concerts, the cities are listed under the headline: ″George Bush ... The Anywhere But America Tour.″

″It’s high time for President Bush to phone home,″ DNC Chairman Ronald Brown said in a statement Monday. ″Rather than return to Washington and face up to the economic mess left by Reagan-Bush supply side policies, George Bush will once again run away from home.″

The party is selling the T-shirts for $10, with the payment considered a contribution to its federal fund-raising account.