Talk about going from worst president ever to first president ever to cry about the "downsides."
President Barack Obama wants you to know that he is not a golf addict.
He spends so much time unwinding on the links because security restrictions mean he can't go out for long walks or go to the carwash or the grocery store.....
"I just miss - I miss being anonymous," he said at the meeting in the White House. "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk."
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This guy is one of the most well traveled presidents we've had, and he feels restricted in his freedom to move?!?
They would've literally eaten W alive if he pulled a stunt like taking a trip to Brazil the day after we invaded Iraq, but Obama gets fluff pieces like this in order to humanize him in a way that they never afford Republicans.
What a disingenuous piece of work. Who runs for president with concern about losing their "anonymity?" Especially this guy.
By the way, I don't have a problem with journalism trying to humanize him, he is human after all...
....Maybe someone should hook Marvin up with Donald Trump.
Anyway, I know this all sounds REALLY insensitive, but remember the scorekeeping the media kept on how many times Bush decided he wanted to work at his ranch in Crawford, and they ruthlessly made him look like President Vacation?
More tee times, higher deficits, faster debt stacking, higher rates of administration turnover, more blaming, worse response to gulf coast crises, he's more like a citizen of the world, and now vacationing...does Obama have to outdo Bush in everything?
I don't want to be too discouraging about all of this, so I came up with one of those "remotivational" posters to help lift the president's spirits and put things in perspective...
I have to admit....That Marvin the Martian "toon" is definitely one of my weirdest yet. :-/