Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that the press shouldn’t be irked about being barred from photographing a round of golf between President Barack Obama and Tiger Woods.
“I don’t know why the president has to have people watch what he does,” said Mr. Bloomberg, responding to a question from CBS’s Rich Lamb during a press conference introducing an anti-recidivism program. “He has a right to a vacation. You take a vacation occasionally, you don’t work 24/7. He does. He works very hard and he certainly has a right to his private life.”
Hey Mayor Bloomberg, stop at a take out and get something to go in a styrofoam container and a 32 ounce soft drink. Maybe you’ll be able to think a lot more reasonably after you’ve had a good meal. The President may deserve a vacation, but he doesn’t deserve 32 vacations at taxpayer expense in this economy with Americans struggling to keep their heads above water and paying the percentage of their incomes in taxes that they have to. Apparently you live in the same fantasy world as President Obama does.
I am astounded when I see Obama’s schedule. There are days where he has two or three meetings: his morning briefing at 10:30am, lunch with Biden and a meeting with Kerry, for example. Then there are times (during the attack on Benghazi for example) when he was briefed at the start of the attack and then was not in communication for the rest of the day and night. So give me a break, Mr Nanny Mayor, he does not work that hard.