Valerie Jarrett: Obama is sleeping through his Presidency [Reader Post]
Byron York reports on Valerie Jarrett’s recent appearance on Meet the Press during which she made quite apparent that she and her boss really believe Americans are blatantly stupid. Jarrett shared this thought:
On “Meet the Press” December 26, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Obama’s “biggest regret” is that the severity of the economic crisis forced him to “spend almost every waking hour in Washington focusing very hard on solving that crisis” and thus kept him from traveling the country to connect with the American people.
Every waking hour. If Jarrett is to be taken seriously it means that Barack Obama has slept through a significant portion of the last two years. In addition, Obama says he needs to spend more time outside of Washington.
There’s a problem with that, according to Mark Knoller.
But it turns out Obama has already spent nearly half his presidency outside Washington. As of January 2, Obama has been president for 712 days. According to figures compiled by CBS News reporter Mark Knoller, who serves as a sort of unofficial White House record-keeper, Obama has spent 339 of those days — nearly 48 percent — outside Washington.
According to Knoller, Obama has spent 176 days on domestic trips, 70 days on foreign travel, 58 days on vacation, and 35 days at Camp David. (You can add a couple more vacation days to the total before the president returns from his break in Hawaii.) Nevertheless, Jarrett claimed that Obama has had to spend “almost every waking hour in Washington” since taking office. The truth is more like half of that.
And let’s not forget that Obama has played 57 rounds of golf, which is more than some PGA producers.
Whatever the number, John Kim, a coordinating producer at PGA.com, chimed in with this: “That’s more than me! But then my job is …golf. Wait, that doesn’t seem right.”
Kim’s post was re-tweeted by Miller, who added this: “Obama golfs more than a PGA producer?!”
Obama has to be the first person ever to become President in order to improve his golf game and take more time off.
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