Monday, August 23, 2010

Time Off

The latest GOP meme is to criticize President Obama for taking ten days of vacation at Martha’s Vineyard.

Do they really want to go there?

Estimates vary slightly, but the Washington Post, citing data from CBS’s Mark Knoller, the unofficial keeper of such things, said Obama has taken 48 days off since his inauguration. At this point in Bush’s presidency, he’d taken 155 days off.

So the next meme will be that Mr. Obama isn’t working half as hard as his predecessor to take time off.