So Repugnicans are criticizing President Barack Obama for having made some professional basketball picks and for having planned to appear on Jay Leno’s show tonight.
After all, shouldn’t Obama perpetually be miserable, knee deep in the shit that Repugnican “President” George W. Bush left behind for him?
No, Obama should find time to enjoy himself now and then.
George W. Bush certainly did. It was during one of his many vacations at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, that Bush received the Aug. 6, 2001 presidential daily briefing titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”
Bush was on vacation and just couldn’t be bothered to do anything about the worst terrorist attack upon mainland American soil that would take place the following month.
According to this source, more than a year before his first term was over, Bush already had taken more vacation days than President Bill Clinton took during both of his terms in the White House. (The least-vacationing modern president, according to this source? The much-maligned Jimmy Carter.)
So yeah, I think that we can allow President Obama to enjoy himself from time to time. And that the Repugnicans, who never criticized Bush for his many vacations, can go fuck themselves.