Bush was on vacation the whole time?

2 06 2009

Recently Obama took a trip to NYC with his wife as a date night.  They flew there (it took two jets and numerous helicopters), drove to dinner (in a motorcade), went to a Broadway show, and flew home that same evening.  The whole thing likely cost $250,000 for a DATE NIGHT.  This wasn’t him taking a week vacation, that was one evening of expensive travel on our dime.

But I don’t really want to get into this argument, many people have already argued that is was frivolous, and others have argued that it was fine.  Here is an article about the cost: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/01/curl-cost-nyc-weekend/

broadwayThere are, however, the people that cant help but take the opportunity to take cheap shots and low punches at former President Bush, comparing this date night to Bush’s many vacations.  This article from CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/19/politics/bush_legacy/main4735360.shtml not only takes a couple cheap shots at the former President as well (the “Number of news conferences at which shoes were thrown at him: 1”), a rather snide way to demene the former President if you ask me, but it also conveniently lays out the former President’s vacation statistics.

Here are some numbers:

  • Number Of Visits To Camp David: 149, totaling all or part of 487 days.
  • Number Of Visits To His Texas Ranch: 77, totaling all or part of 490 days.
  • Number Of Visits To His Parents’ Home In Kennebunkport, Maine: 11, totaling all or part of 43 days.

These are the numbers totaling his Read the rest of this entry »

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