Presidential vacation

 Posted by at 19:31  Politics
Aug 182011

President Obama and his family began a ten day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard today. The Republicans, of course, are attacking him for even thinking about taking a vacation with our economy in the shape it is currently in. Their hypocrisy astounds. CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller reports:

So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off — 28 days.

And, of course…

…a presidential vacation away from the White House is not the same as a vacation for the average person. The president is still in contact with his advisers and on call for any emergency.

But far be it from our Republican friends to pass up any opportunity to pile some criticism on our President, no matter how trivial.