Monday, August 31, 2009


I was having an argument with a friend about presidential vacation time. He was upset that President Obama took a vacation during such a complicated political situation; the health care debate, the terrible state of the election in Afghanistan, etc.

Today I found the statistics showing I wasn't full of bullshit when I defended him. Apparently, President W. Bush took rather more vacation time than Mr. Obama: more than a third of his time in office. Although to be fair, it sounds like it was maybe less vacation, more telecommute.

I wish I had those kind of benefits. Presidents probably get health insurance, too.

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