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    Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

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    Pleading for privacy, the White House said Obama would have no
    public events while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard with his
    family and close friends.
    Aides also asked that the journalists also not take pictures of the Obamas’ two young daughters, age 8 and 11, when they aren’t with the president.
    “He wants you to relax and have a good time. Take some walks on
    the beaches. Nobody’s looking to make any news,” spokesman Bill
    Burton told reporters flying with the Obamas from Washington to
    Massachusetts.
    The White House said there is no formal schedule while the
    Obamas are on the island, although the president will receive a
    daily briefing in person from a National Security Council official.

    He will receive an economic briefing through memos, and the
    secluded 28-acre private estate has a secure line to the White
    House if a situation develops.

    Work doesn’t stop while the president is on vacation. Senior
    adviser Valerie Jarrett, a close friend and counselor to the
    president, joined the flight aboard Air Force One. Other midlevel
    aides were on the island to assist the president if needed, a
    reminder the presidency does not allow for complete breaks from the job.
    Do I read hypocracy here? Vacations are now okay in the middle of a war, and the President is the President 24/7?
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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

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    Do I read hypocracy here? Vacations are now okay in the middle of a war, and the President is the President 24/7?
    Did Obama ever say Presidents should not vacation?
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    how about we withhold judgement on vacations until we see if obama even begins to come close to bush's record?

    as i recall.......vacations were never the issue....it was the number and length of those vacations.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    Obama has proven that change isnt something easily done in DC. Which is a great thing, it proves our system is not suspetible to Tyranny.


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    politics as usual IS NOT a great thing. btw, saw inglourious basterds, !!!!!! ;-)

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    politics as usual IS NOT a great thing. btw, saw inglourious basterds, !!!!!! ;-)
    politics as usual means that our system is stabile. A system that can change with a single election is not what the founding fathers had in mind.

    The movie was great, not Pulp fiction great but still one of the best main stream movies in a long while


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    i don't want politics as usual.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't want politics as usual.
    That wont change with a single election, in our nation politics changes slowly which allows us to be the nation that we are.


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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Did Obama ever say Presidents should not vacation?
    It was front page news everytime Bush went to Crawford. I don't remember him being in the cone of privacy.

    This smacks of elitism. What's next? An American version of The Eagle's Nest?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obamas hope for privacy on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It was front page news everytime Bush went to Crawford. I don't remember him being in the cone of privacy.

    This smacks of elitism. What's next? An American version of The Eagle's Nest?
    It's front page now that he is going on vacation. Asking for privacy for his family is not a negative. I can respect him for it in fact.

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