Oh boy. Cancel the luau. Obama ain’t coming until next week.
Congress yesterday approved a bill keeping the government in business until Tuesday, which gives you some idea when they expect to finish up. Obama can’t possibly leave while they’re still at work for the people. And Gibbs suggested Friday he’ll be briefing next week.
President Obama was scheduled to leave today for a two week Hawaiian escape. But that’s all over. Michelle must be furious.
This is what Obama gets from Harry Reid for saving his job. Though I suppose if Reid lost he would never let Congress go home.
I’m one who thinks our president needs to take time off. I suppose ten days should do it, but not less. He needs to make important decisions that effect all of our lives, even if you think he was born in Tanzania.
And contrary to the public perception, Obama is not over-vacationed. Particularly compared to President Bush, who was significantly over-vacationed. Obama is a little over-golfed, but not over-vacationed.
Congress’s failure to get its work done is a case of gross incompetence. It’s just a failure to set and keep deadlines. Reid and Pelosi need to spend some time in the self-help section at Barnes & Noble.
Ried tried to wrap like 57 unpassed appropriations bills – one for each state – into an fully opaque omnibus spending measure. Thank God is was derailed.