. . . Monday May 9, 2005

The Axis of Empty Rooms

In the last year or so, the weak dollar has given a slight boost to the number of international tourists who visited the U.S. But the overall picture is pretty bleak.

The U.S. market share of foreign visitors has dropped 38% since 1992.

Given that the slide has spanned over two administrations, there is a finger available for pointing for everyone. Dems will blame the Bush doctrine (actually, it could be the Bush personality), the GOP can blame the blow job and those of us with clearer heads will come to the only reasonable alternate conclusion:

Wasn’t 1992 just about the time we stopped putting free mints on pillows?

Concentration is important!