Presidential vacations: What a difference a President makes
This should give you a good Friday evening chuckle:
After a mid-August trip to America’s national parks and a weeklong vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama plans …
… to take a little more time away from the office next week.
Obama will head to Camp David on Wednesday, Sept. 2, and stay through the weekend, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters in a Thursday briefing.
Joking that it may have been “wishful thinking” to suggest Obama’s current trip out of Washington would coincide with a news-free week, Burton quipped that the president needs a “break from his vacation.”
For the second time in just a few days, however, the deputy press secretary emphasized that Obama hasn’t disengaged from his responsibilities.
“When you’re president, you’ve always got that job,” Burton said.
On Monday, Burton pointed to former President George W. Bush’s vacation habits to defend scattered criticism of Obama’s August schedule.
“As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don’t think anyone bemoaned that,” Burton said.
Look, I really don’t care if Obama wants to take a “second vacation” – Burton’s right about one thing: A President never really is on “vacation.” However, his comment about not thinking anyone “bemoaned” Bush’s vacations? Um … was he asleep for the last eight years?
And speaking of funny, my hat is off to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – another strong conservative woman who liberals hate – and her response to an ObamaCare supporter at a town hall meeting she hosted last night:
A good share of the crowd applauded her repeatedly during the 90-minute meeting. They cheered when she responded to a man interrupting her as she described babies being born in the hallways of overcrowded British hospitals.
“I’ll tell you what, I’ve given birth here probably more times than you, sir,” Bachmann said. “I’ve given birth in the Stillwater hospital and I’ll tell you it is the finest care you could ever receive.”
Here’s the video:
She’s gonna have a tough re-election fight next year, thanks to the left’s constant demonization of her. She, like Palin, is another strong conservative woman who the left loves to hate. If you’d like to help her out in her bid for re-election, go here. To read more about this amazing woman, click here. I didn’t know that, in addition to having five kids, she and her husband had also fostered 23 kids. She is a strong proponent of foster care and adoption. She and her husband also both operate a small mental health care clinic. God bless ’em.