Friday, July 16, 2010

Obama Rebuked for Vacationing with the Yankees

You know, you have to have a pretty thick skin to be President of the United States. I remember whenever George W. took a trip to Crawford to clear some brush of some such nonsense we all used to mark the number of days he spent on vacay.

By my count, from January 21st 2001 until January 19th 2009 Bush spent 490 days on his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

He spent 487 days at Camp David.

That, by the way, is 2.68 years.

So, OK. Obama is spending a third weekend on vacation while oil is spewing into the Gulf.

Or wait . . .

They capped that, didn’t they?

No matter. This is Barack Hussein Obama, the Kenyan we’re talking about here. No holds barred if you are a shrill rightwing media political hack. So what is the latest beef?

Well just that rather than take his family to vacation on the Gulf Coast, as he is encouraging Americans to do, he took his family to a National Park in New Hampshire.

Where the Yankees live.

But according to the RNC, Obama makes poor choices vis-a-vis his vacation spots. From CNN:

"The Republican National Committee launched a website blasting what it considers Obama's "leisure activities or missteps" during the oil disaster, like playing golf, attending concerts and vacationing in Asheville, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; and now Maine."

"Obama has also faced criticism for scheduling a trip up north, instead of vacationing in the Gulf, as he advised other Americans to do."
Why, oh why, wouldn’t President Obama want to spend some quality family vacation time in the Deep South?

Still confused?

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