December 27, 2012
BECAUSE THERE'S FOOTBALL ON ALL WEEKEND?:
Why Obama Fled His Hawaii Vacation in Shadow of the Fiscal Cliff (Lauren Ashburn, Dec 27, 2012, Daily Beast)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2012 8:59 AMIt would be one thing if he was cutting his vacation short for actual work, but we know better.He headed back in town for one reason only: to join in the political posturing.Never mind that the man can work anywhere, anytime, thanks to all of the gizmos on Air Force One, a sizable entourage, and secure telephone lines. Nope, he has to be seen landing his chopper on the South Lawn, propping his leather loafers on his mahogany desk in the Oval.As they say in La-La Land, it's all about optics, baby.