When George W. Bush left the White House to "get away" from it all, he was frequently chastised by members of the Left, and their undying supporters in the media, for "taking too many vacations" and "running from the problems" that Americans face every day.
Now that Barack Obama is President, what do you think the reaction is when he leaves the White House to "get away from it all?"
If you guessed glowing adoration and praise, along with an endless series of excuses, give yourself a hearty pat on the back. Courtesy the Obama-worshiping Julie Mason of the usually fairly conservative D.C. Examiner:
Already tiring of the constraints of Washington life, President Obama is making a jailbreak of sorts — getting away from the White House as often [as] possible and returning to campaign-style audiences.
Obama today is off to Springfield, Ill., for an event marking the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He and his family will spend the weekend, including Valentine’s Day, at home in Chicago. That’s a solid week with at least a daily trip away from Washington.