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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney taking summer breaks

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    July 3, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    @worf

    Not to be like the kids in the back seat saying "He started it!" but how many times did Air Force One travel between Andrews AFB and Kennebunkport? How many times between Andrews AFB and Crawford? Let me clue you in. In eight years (2001-2009) Air Force One flew to Crawford 77 times and 11 times to Kennebunkport.

    Did you display this same feigned outrage then? All Presidents have used Air Force One (and associated Secret Service Agencts) to vacation. Even the conservative godfather, Ronald Reagan went on vacation, and in 1987, took a 25-day vacation. I guess that was okay, though, because he was a Republican, right?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 3, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    Campaign trips are paid for the parties. The president still has his duties, which sometimes involve travel and are paid for by the government. If worf thinks billing the Obamas every time Air Force One takes off will balance the budget, he is wrong.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 2, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Hmm!

    Taxes pay for Obama's campaign trips, and vacations, but not Romney's. Who is suppose to be the one out of touch?

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 2, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Mitt must get going on the remodel plans for the Western White House in La Jolla, don't ya know! Now he has a reason to make the place even larger. Must be extremely hospitable to Koch Brothers, et all!

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    July 2, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    An AP reporter has published a story on the attendance of the Romneys, sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren to the Wolfeboro Branch yesterday, including the testimony given by granddaughter Chloe Romney.