The AP notes that every time the President attempts to go away on a summer vacation, something awful pops up to ruin his day, from revolutions to invasions to, two years ago, the Democratic National Convention. So far, the man has soldiered on bravely, complaining only about the really big things ruining his life such as, this week, the fact that the ocean off the Vineyard is too cold.
But that serenity could be in jeopardy, or it might be for lesser men. Yesterday Obama’s man at the Pentagon admitted that “the world is exploding all over”. A more ordinary president of the United States might find that unsettling, but not Sunny B, who, the White House has claimed only learns of things going on around him at the same time as the rest of us and also admitted he “doesn’t learn anything from the news.” Properly shielded from reporters trying to harsh his bud during this August break, Barry O should be able to continue to work on his golf game and ignore his daughters.
All of which is good news for those worried that the man’s golf vacation might be disturbed, but it seems a missed opportunity for the president to reflect on his policies of the past six years and consider whether they were somehow, even in the teensiest of ways, related to the world exploding around us.