However, one must remember, Obama desperately needed a break from his onerous duties (other than raising taxes, bowing and scraping to every dictator he could find and sucking up to Iran) didn't he? In case you missed them, those tough duties included included playing golf, chilling with Bono, hanging with the New York Yankees, playing golf, talking basketball with Marvelous Marv Albert, hanging with the University of Connecticut Women's basketball team, playing golf, attending and singing in (let no duty be forgotten!) a concert with Ex-beetle Paul McCartney, watching a Washington Nationals baseball game, playing golf, listening to Kelly Clarkson sing . . . I cannot continue. Well, yes I have to give my favorite. The Washington Correspondents dinner is the hands down winner. Obama ate rubber chicken, mingled with the glitterati and cracked jokes written by some of the Hollywood's finest, though his best lines were mocking poor Jay Leno. Without Bush around, I guess Leno had to be the sacrifice for this event. Oh, I almost forgot and he said "Our prayers go out to those folks in the Gulf." I guess they should be happy they were even mentioned. But then again Obama needs his time off because it "does us all good as American citizens."
You can bet our perpetually vacationing President won't be bringing the family down to the Gulf of Mexico this summer. That would be too close to an actual crisis site i.e. work. Remember, the President needs "a little time off." Why should he bother with thousands of people who lost their jobs, careers, or businesses? Why bother directly ordering the federal government to waive the Jones Act to get as many boats to the Gulf to skim the oil? Why should Obama be pestered by the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. History? Why bother to ask the Coast Guard suspend safety regulations because this emergency is a desperate race against time? Why bother to respond to the countries offering help and equipment? Why bother taking skimmers from other parts of the country to help clean up the mess? This one would be my favorite if I should even use the word at this point. The Coast Guard doesn't want to shift skimmers from other parts of the country because they might be needed for an emergency oil spill in other areas of the country. Nothing like putting hypothetical needs above real ones. Their solution: we'll just build new ones. Gee, that won't take long will it? Who drilled the brains out of these people? This is where a real president comes in and asserts himself. However, I forgot again this president needs some time off "for himself."