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Presidential vacations

I notice a lot is being said about how much time presidents spend on vacation. It seems that George W Bush seems to be in the lead, followed by Reagan. Not sure where that info is being pulled, but let’s take it at face value.

If we do that, I think the second point that is noticed in almost every report is more important. Reagan and Bush spent their time at their respective ranches. Obama and Clinton spend their vacations in hotels, and other people’s houses. They have to pay rent, lease, whatever you want to call it. Plus, security and communications must be set up/torn down as they come and go. At the ranches, communications can be left set up, and security is not different every different place you go. It’s the same every time. THEY ALREADY OWN IT.

Now which one seems more cost effective? I know which one I’m picking.

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  1. August 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    This is the EXACT argument I make with my liberal friends. One in particular always jeers about how Bush spent SO MUCH TIME on vacation. I told her I would be fine with Obama’s vacays so long as he did it at his own home, like Bush did.

    She STFU after that 😉

  2. August 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    They’re also counting Camp David as vacay.

    Obama is digging being all imperial and stuff, as is the First Worf.

  3. August 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110825/NEWS11/110829867/-1/NEWS
    Via Drudge
    Obama’s kids took a day trip to Nantucket. I wonder who paid for it?
    I figure, they charged it to the Secret Service because there were more of them than Obama’s kids on the boat.

  4. August 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

    The ranch was also easier/cheaper to secure.

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