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First family goes on island vacation bike outing (10:17 a.m.)

There are 5 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Aug 27, 2010, titled First family goes on island vacation bike outing (10:17 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

President Barack Obama and the first family took advantage of brilliant New England weather Friday to go biking on Martha's Vineyard.

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Boomer

Los Alamos, NM

#1 Aug 27, 2010
Doesn't look to me like Malia is wearing a helmet. Must be nice to be able to take vacations every other month on the taxpayers' dime.
MovingAlong

Mescalero, NM

#2 Aug 27, 2010
BHO is a good father and husband. This is quite obvious. I will never knock a President for occasional 'breaks' from DC. A president needs time to recoup and recover.

My issue with BHO is his incessant campaign mode and an apparent greater frequency of travel and vacations than I can remember with other Presidents. It would be interesting to see how his time and costs compare with others.
la mosca

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 27, 2010
MovingAlong wrote:
BHO is a good father and husband. This is quite obvious. I will never knock a President for occasional 'breaks' from DC. A president needs time to recoup and recover.
My issue with BHO is his incessant campaign mode and an apparent greater frequency of travel and vacations than I can remember with other Presidents. It would be interesting to see how his time and costs compare with others.
He was not elected to go on vacations. HE ran for president, HE should be more DEDICATED. The job of POTUS is not a glamour job, it is a serious life and death position that affects millions of people not only in this country but others. I know I will be bombarded by those that say, he can work from wherever he is. Maybe so, but I don't like this. Many working stiffs don't even begin to be eligible to take annual leave until they have been in place for a year or so. Whoever gets elected to that position only has 4 years to do the job, and yes, everyone needs a break, but this is getting to be too much. Why wasn't he so tired when he was campaigning?

Same goes for the wife and kids, I should not have to pay for their free rides.
MovingAlong

Mescalero, NM

#4 Aug 27, 2010
la mosca wrote:
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He was not elected to go on vacations. HE ran for president, HE should be more DEDICATED. The job of POTUS is not a glamour job, it is a serious life and death position that affects millions of people not only in this country but others. I know I will be bombarded by those that say, he can work from wherever he is. Maybe so, but I don't like this. Many working stiffs don't even begin to be eligible to take annual leave until they have been in place for a year or so. Whoever gets elected to that position only has 4 years to do the job, and yes, everyone needs a break, but this is getting to be too much. Why wasn't he so tired when he was campaigning?
Same goes for the wife and kids, I should not have to pay for their free rides.
I don't disagree with what you are saying. My words were softer in approach and more euphemistic, but our bottom line is the same.
JNNM

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Aug 27, 2010
He's just about as bad as bushbot and all the fricken vacations he took!

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