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August 2001: George W. Bush takes a 27 day vacation at his ranch.
August 2002: 27 day vacation at his ranch
August 2003: 29 day vacation at his ranch
August 2004: 14 day vacation at his ranch
August 2005: Five weeks away from the White House, most of it vacation at his ranch.
August 2006: 10 day vacation at his ranch (he'd been criticized for being on vacation the year before when Katrina hit)
August 2007: 14 days at his ranch  
August 2008: 13 day vacation at his ranch
Total: 879 days at his ranch, or 30% of his Presidency

August 2001: George W. Bush takes a 27 day vacation at his ranch.
August 2002: 27 day vacation at his ranch
August 2003: 29 day vacation at his ranch
August 2004: 14 day vacation at his ranch
August 2005: Five weeks away from the White House, most of it vacation at his ranch.
August 2006: 10 day vacation at his ranch (he'd been criticized for being on vacation the year before when Katrina hit)
August 2007: 14 days at his ranch  
August 2008: 13 day vacation at his ranch
Total: 879 days at his ranch, or 30% of his Presidency

B-b-b-b-but Obama!!!11!:

The total number of days of vacation or retreat President Bush took, while in office over a period of 8 years was 967 days, or 32% of his total time in office, was spent on vacations or retreats

“Images of Obama fundraising, golfing and on vacation — especially in such a well-heeled location — undercut his message that the economy is his ‘singular focus,’” said Doug Heye, a Republican strategist.

Last week, a few hours after the White House announced the president would head to Martha’s Vineyard Thursday for a 10-day vacation, the Republican National Committee sent out a press release querying, “And this is the same White House that says they are focused on the economy?”

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Obama “ought to cancel his vacation — period.” And before Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the presidential race, he also urged Obama to skip his trip, “call the Congress back into session and get to work.”

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