In case the Bama failed to read the full job description before he took the gig, it involves preserving,protecting, and defending the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The presidency knows no break, no true vacation, no real uninterrupted downtime. That's the nature of the job. If anyone doesn't want to live that way for four or eight years, then they have no business running for the job to begin with.
Our current president just returned from a week's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, only to hightail it to Camp David for the rest of the week and through the Labor Day weekend, because, as his spokesman Bill Burton put it, "He needs a break from his vacation."
Burton went on to say that the Bama had been looking for a news-free week last week, but it didn't turn out that way, with the re-nomination of Ben Bernanke to the Fed and Ted Kennedy moving on to meet his Maker.
So apparently, the Bama is bushed from his vacation and needs another one. He's so exhausted from those whopping two events last week that he needs to really escape. Someone book this man a spa getaway with the girls!
Here's the bottom line: I don't think he likes being president.
Don't get me wrong: I think he loves the power of it; the power to say, ruin the free market or send mash notes to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez or investigate our own patriotic and dedicated CIA operatives. I also think he loves the perks: the plane, the valets, the private chef, the never having to get stuck in traffic.
But I don't think he likes the demands on his time, the heavy lifting of policy, the schmoozing necessary to pass legislation. In other words, he doesn't like governing. He finds it boring. A waste of his time---time better spent working out, smoking, sleeping in, and playing golf.
This is why he turned over every major piece of legislation to Nancy Pelosi and her rabid band of left-wing zanies to write: the waste of a trillion dollars known as the economic stimulus, the cap and trade job killer, and the government takeover of health care. He sat back and let them dictate the terms, because he was too busy planning the destruction of the country---and oh yeah, his next vacation. The result is that all three policies have either been policy or political catastrophes, for him, his party, and the nation. No wonder he needs another vacay.
There's delegating responsibility---and then there's failure to lead.
The Bama has utterly failed the test of leadership so far.
But he's passed the vacation test with flying colors.
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