It’s time to jet set again after putting in a hard day with the little folks.
Daniel Ruth, St. Petersburg Times columnist laments:
Imagine sitting around the Oval Office discussing presidential travel plans and someone says: “Hey, I’ve got a great idea. Let’s have the president travel to the Midwest for several days talking to people about jobs, their struggles with unemployment and basically how fouled-up everything is and then POTUS can leave for his vacation on a 28-acre compound in tony Martha’s Vineyard.”
“Why Haversham, that’s a simply bully idea. Let’s do it.”
……No one begrudges any president time away from the stresses and demands of the job. But the juxtaposition and timing of spending a few days in the heartland of America on a listening tour of the jobless, followed up by a fancy-pants vacation in one of the most exclusively affluent enclaves in the nation is, to put it bluntly, a really boneheaded idea.
More here: http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/plan-b-for-obama-family-vacation/1186156
And that jobs plan? After THE ONE gets some rest.