Friday, August 20, 2010

But I Hate The Guy, So It MUST Be True...

A coworker last night complained to me about President Obama "heading off on another vacation." This seems to be a popular meme lately.

For the record (courtesy of Mark Knoller):

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.

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 away.

Hmmm. 70 versus 225. Move along to a more substantive criticism.

2 comments:

Malaise Inc said...

But, that is totally different. Bush wasn't a communist Muslin.

wunelle said...

No, he was a RAYON communist! (Petroleum-based, dontcha know.)