> The next time any Republican mentions that President Obama spends too much time on vacation, remind that person that President George W. Bush spent one third of his presidency on vacation, including 5 weeks on vacation in 2001. President Obama has a lot of catching up to do to get anywhere close to the record-breaking vacation time of George W. Bush.
Mark Knoller of CBS News is the numbers guy for Presidents and their travel habits. The DailyBeast:
...When President George W. Bush left office, CBS' numbers guru Mark Knoller calculated that Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 at his ranch in Crawford, Texas...
President Obama's vacation time has been quite short.
_________>>> There is plenty of good news in Congress----
• Rep. Alan Grayson is back in office.
• Tammy Duckworth is now Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
• There are more women in Congress, mostly Democrats.
• Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, now out of office, won't be followed around by her "purse boy" as she walks through the halls of the Senate (NY Times).
• Republican Allen West is out of office along with his insane talking points!!!!! :)