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.”

Oh really?

Sure, Bush spent a lot of time at his Crawford ranch, but it’s not like anyone was counting:

If Burton’s job is to make Obama look good, he’s failing miserably. If Burton’s job is to make Robert Gibbs look good, Burton’s doing just fine.

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