- CBS News: Like Every Administration, White House Defends Obama "Vacation"
President Obama has taken 38 days of vacation so far in his presidency. At this point in Bush's presidency, he'd taken 102 days of vacation.
- Rick Perry’s Texas A&M Transcript
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's academic record is on par with President Bush's—which is to say, very poor—but perhaps most telling is the "D" that he earned in Principles of Economics. That's about right.
- Los Angeles Times: Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say
How could we have known that shipping 21 C-130s to Iraq full of $12,000,000,000 in cash to be distributed without any sort of bookkeeping or audit trail would end badly? I mean, who could have forecast such a thing?
- Wall Street Journal: Perry Points to ‘Idiotic’ U.S. Rule That Doesn’t Exist
In Rick Perry's imaginary United States, things are going very badly indeed. No doubt he has some imaginary solutions to propose.
Oh my gosh, the transcript was painful for me to see.
I’m jealous of some of the courses he got to take, though. I’d love to take a class about sheep and angora goats.
But didn’t Obama not release his Transcripts? I mean, mock away, that’s rough (and I know mine isn’t as great as it could have been) but, c’mon, at least it’s out there.
Damn, it amazes me that people will continue to comment on this issue without knowing the facts.
Jason, none of the most recent presidents (and candidates) have released their transcripts. None. They’ve all been leaked, including Bush and Obama. Same with Perry; he didn’t release them willingly.
There’s a lot of info out there about the “release” of college transcripts, but no recent viable candidate has willingly released them. But, of course, with Obama, it was a “thing”. ::eyeroll::
The whole brouhaha over the vacations is ridiculous. The president is always the president. His job is unlike any other. When I’m on vacation, I am no longer in my office doing my regular job. The same is not true for the president. He remains at his job 24/7, regardless of his location. People complaining about Obama’s vacation time are being idiots.
And people who complained about GWB’s vacation time were idiots, too. Almost as bad are the comparison stats that you quoted here. The 102 days is a laughable number. A great deal of Bush’s so-called “vacation” time was at his house in Texas. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t consider it a vacation when I stay home.
I. Pub: Agreed. The vacation thing is stupid, no matter which party brings it up. As you say, the president is always connected to his job, wherever he is.
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