Barack Obama is on vacation. That’s fine. It’s a high-pressure job, and a little relaxation is a good thing. But White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton is not doing such a great job substituting for Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
In defending Obama’s plans for a second vacation, Burton said that Obama needs a “break from his vacation.” And Burton went on to defend the vacation-from-a-vacation with this point:
“As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don’t think anyone bemoaned that.”
Sure, Bush spent a lot of time at his Crawford ranch, but it’s not like anyone was counting: