The president’s vacation

By Tom Quiner

The president is under fire for taking a fancy vacation while the rest of America pinches pennies.

I’m not a detractor on this issue. In fact, I support the president’s vacation for two reasons.

First, he has the most difficult job in the world. The pressure must be unbearable at times. He needs some downtime. Even on vacation, though, the president’s time is never entirely his own. He still has daily demands on him that make it difficult to completely unwind.

For the sake of our country, presidents need regular vacations.

Secondly, the president can do less damage while on vacation. Look at the damage President Obama has inflicted on this country when he’s working. Conservatives would be wise to applaud the president’s vacation time and encourage him to take more.