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OBAMA: Presidents deserve some free time, too

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Sep. 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 192 Comments »
September 14, 2012 2:04 pm

I didn’t vote for Barack Obama in 2008, and I do not plan to vote for him in November because I do not think that he has a realistic plan to turn our economy around, and his approach to foreign policy is weak and misguided.

Having said that, I flamed angry when I heard Sean Hannity taking him to task for taking vacation time and spending time playing golf and basketball.

Ronald Reagan and George Bush spent a lot of well-deserved time cutting brush and doing other work on their ranches to relax and replenish, and Bush logged in many miles riding his bike with family and friends. I think it is the height of political pettiness for people to complain about how our leaders choose to spend their private time.

Common courtesy dictates that some things should be off limits.

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