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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Originally posted by mudbeed
Hey... have you thought about looking at vacations and presidents and how Obama stands out compared?
I don't think you have...
Point being, Obama has a pretty good history of NOT taking vacations compared to past presidents.
Actually hasn't taken a lot of time off at all...edit on 9/2/2011 by mudbeed because: (no reason given)
I personally find his vacationing habits offensive compared to previous Presidents for one major and glaring difference. Reagan, and both Bushs had their residences/get away homes converted into National Command Centers within weeks of the election that put them in office. So...when Reagan was in California or Baby Bush was in Crawford, the physical location changed but the real effect of being in the White House didn't.
How exactly does that work at Martha's Vineyard? Are the SS running ahead to rebuild and then restore the grounds every time he comes? I'd love to see a true vacation comparison that leaves OUT the 'Working White Houses' past Presidents spend a good % of their "Vacation" time at and strictly compare locations that were not functional government facilities.
At least Camp David is a very real working location for the President. It actually makes me curious why he's going there, of all places. I believe I recall him making a couple statements regarding Camp David as something less than his first choice for a spot to relax. I wonder if others are due at Camp David this weekend for some official business they don't want the entire WH Press Corps to sit outside the door and speculate on? Hmmm... Where are the key people in Israel and the Palestinian Authority this weeked?