Bogus chain e-mails and Fox News have given some gullible fools the notion that President Obama is setting records for vacations and Air Force One flights. Some are now spreading these lies on the BND Sound-off page.
President George W. Bush set records in both that may never be broken. He spent 96 days on vacation, including the entire month of August prior to 9/11, when he should have been keeping us safe. He had 1,020 vacation days out of 2,920 in office. He flew to Crawford, Texas, 77 times and logged 1,675 Air Force One flights.
President Obama had just 78 vacation days and 324 Air Force One flights in his first two years in office. Do the math.
Another issue. I'm sorry if I missed the Republican outrage toward the Bush administration for being asleep or on vacation prior to 9/11. They gave Bush a pass and blamed Bill Clinton.
There were 3,000 deaths on 9/11 and another 4,000 in Iraq, and we have hypocrites coming unglued over one border guard and four embassy employees. Really?
This shameless crowd honed their skills during the Clinton administration. They handcuffed his anti-terror efforts by denying adequate funding, wiretap authority and prevented him from going after al Qaida funding Islamic charities. Then they accused him of being soft on terrorism.