I sent this letter to the Boston Herald on June 8. Unfortunately, they declined to print it. Although I wasn’t reading the entire paper every single day around that time, I don’t recall the Herald printing a single letter, column or article defending the Obamas against the attacks on them for their “date night” in New York City. Shame on the Herald.
To the editor:
One cannot help but wonder if those who profess outrage at the Obamas’ date in New York were similarly offended by the nearly 80 trips George W. Bush took to his Texas ranch at taxpayer expense.
While our nation’s economy and stature crumbled, Bush went on vacation for over 400 days, and it cost us far more than the price of the foreign oil he burned to get there.
Proportionally, Obama has taken ten times fewer days off and four times fewer vacation trips than Bush.
The feigned outrage is much more than much ado about nothing. It is astoundingly offensive, egregiously partisan sniping at the leader of our country at a time when he is burning the candle at both ends cleaning up the mess left by his predecessor. To say that Obama and his family deserve a little time off would be a monumental understatement.