Friday, August 20, 2010

Which President Go-Gos on "vacation" more: W or Obama?

We recently were around some folks who were complaining about how much "vacation" President Obama has taken. Well...let's break it down, tale of the tape-numbers style, shall we:

This is Mr. Obama's 9th vacation since taking office. As of today, he has spent
all or part of 38 days on "vacation" away from the White House. He has also made
14 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 32 days. It brings his total
time away to all or part of 70 days.

It's less than the "vacation" time
taken during the same period by his immediate predecessor. (Former President
George W. Bush gets the quotation marks too.)

As of this point in his
1st term, Mr. Bush had made 14 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of
102 days. He also made 40 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 123 days.
His "vacation" total at this point in his presidency was all or part of 225 days

Now..."vacation" is a relative term. No president leaves the White House and isn't working. And we don't know many people who are gonna head to the beach, lake or mountains this afternoon and be back at work Monday morning who would consider that a "vacation." Be that as it may, we know these folks weren't bitching about W's "vacations." We're sure it was because W was down there in Crawford clearing brush and not because they just oppose everything about Obama. Right...

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