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  •  Seems to me you're confusing (10+ / 0-)

    Pres. Obama with his predecessor about that "vacation thang". Substitute "Bush" for "Obama", and you might be hitting closer to the mark.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    As it turns out, Bush easily eclipsed Ronald Reagan's previous record for presidential sloth.  By March 2008, Bush had spent all or part of 879 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch or at Camp David, surpassing Reagan's mark of 866.  By the time he left office, George W. Bush had made 149 trips to and spent 487 days at Camp David, with another 77 getaways to (and 490 days at) Crawford.  Toss in 11 visits and 43 days at his folks' compound in Kennebunkport, Maine and President Bush spent 1020 days - 35% of his presidency - getting away from the White House.

    Bush always took the entire month of August off, Obama took a WEEK at Martha's Vineyard - the last week of August, long after Congress had gone on their summer recess.
    August Recess for Congress?
    House Recess: Friday, July 31 (COB)
    Reconvene: Tuesday, September 8
    Senate Recess: Friday, August 7 (COB)
    Reconvene: Tuesday, September 8

    If you want to bitch, at least be accurate.

    A proud supporting member of Native American Netroots

    by translatorpro on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:00:18 AM PDT

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