It just came to me:Would the "Birthers" who kept pretending
that the basis for their accusations did not amount to race-baiting prefer that
President Obama go to Kenya for vacations?--- I think the cost of security
would be even more.--- I also think the amount of hatred expressed toward
this President makes his security more expensive.For those who put
him down for going to Hawaii: remember, it is his HOME. Unfortunately, he was
not the son of a rich patrician family, like both Bushes and Kennedy, and had no
compound in MA, ME, or TX, so he has to rent a place that has enough land around
it for security.
"Skips Out" is a term generally used to describe people who do not pay
their check in restaurants, or kids who sneak out of school, etc.Shame on the DN!I know that rude remarks about President Obama
please many of the folks who comment here, but I am reminded of the old Hebrew
National Hot Dog commercials:"We have to answer to a higher
power"As a Christian, I feel that any publication owned by a
church should stay fair, respectful and above the belt. I am sorry to say you
have failed at that, a few times, this week.
Unfair, greedy, and uncaring.Only the wealthy can afford eighty
million dollar vacations to Hawaii.The wealthy are in need of paying
their fair share, and pay more taxes.
Obama gets to skip out to Hawaii -- clean air and sun -- while his constituents
here in Utah are choking on pollution not fit for human consumption -- what does
that tell you?
Wages, paid vacations,and other benefits.Has Obama earned his pay?
I love the headline. "Skips out" and "Hawaii Vacation"
weren't put there to inflame the already angry, were they? And then the
article turns out to be a couple hundred words. First of all, I don't
imagine any president gets a vacation, per se. I'm sure daily briefings and
paperwork are all part of the gig. And as much as it's not as inflammatory,
how about calling it a 'trip home' instead of a Hawaii vacation? Did
george ever take a 'Crawford Vacation'? Say, there's an idea for