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It’s Time to Stop Vacation-Shaming Our Presidents

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President Barack Obama has received a lot of flak for his annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Critics claim that he’s ignoring America’s problems, global chaos, and the plight of people who can only dream of a two-week stint on a famously expensive island.

Obama’s aides push back against this ritual vacation-shaming with the standard vacation justification. Just as flacks for previous presidents have done, they say that his time-off won’t include that much relaxation, that he’ll remain burdened by the pressures and demands of the Oval Office—in short, that he won’t really take a vacation at all.

That was certainly the message conveyed last summer, when the White House released a photo of Obama in workout clothes receiving his daily briefing.

Read the rest of the article on Huffington Post.

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#Barack Obama #Vacation Time #Relax #Pressure #President Obama Lifestyle
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