‘Sports and leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind for a lot of us,’ Deputy White House Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in a makeshift briefing room on Martha’s Vineyard, where Obama is on a two-week vacation.
But ‘I am not going to get into the president’s mindset on that,’ he added.
And from the quote that keeps on giving, here’s Obama again, running for office in 2008:
“The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.”
Obama went on to say that “the American people should have no patience for what’s going on in your head because you’ve got a job to do” and that people should only run for president if they’re willing to make that sacrifice.
Do you remember last summer, when the White House vehemently and repeatedly denied that Mr. Kerry was sailing on Nantucket Sound while Egypt burned, a denial that lasted until CBS came up with film footage of the lazy bastard on board his boat? They must be learning.