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August 10, 2011

Are Obama's Fundraisers A Form of Ego-Rejuvenating Therapy?

Jim Geraghty wonders if there's more to this than money.

Sure, the money.

But given that Obama no longer has the adoring crowds, is he doing so many fundraisers because he knows that if he charges people $38,500 to be in the room with him, he's guaranteed some of that old hero worship and ass-kissing?

And even though Obama just instructed Congress that they must set themselves to their duties with a renewed sense of "urgency," for Obama, it's vacation time again.

No one would begrudge...

Press secretary Jay Carney said he doubts the American people would begrudge the president some time off with his family, even in the midst of an economic downturn -- and besides, it is likely to be in part a working vacation.

"There's no such thing as a presidential vacation," Carney said. "The presidency travels with you."

I remember Bush saying that, and the media insisting he was a damned liar.
He's going to liberal Nirvana, aka Martha's Vinyard, again. Speaking of finding a friendly crowd for ego-replenishment.

...

Like his predecessors -- and as with his Martha's Vineyard vacations of the past two Augusts -- Obama will continue to hold meetings and be in communication with aides on both domestic and foreign issues.

That is particularly true of things like jobs.

"The president is focused every day on the economy," Carney said.

Jobs, and his backswing.


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