Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Michelle Obama Says Her Husband Is Working Too Hard

I have a hard time feeling sympathetic for Obama given how hard he campaigned for the job. Being President isn’t easy. Obama knew this, and raised hundreds of millions of dollars to get himself elected anyway.

But setting the vigors of the job aside for a moment, it’s not like Obama has exactly been shy about taking some “me” time:

I know this will be surprising to everyone, but the president has gone golfing.

This is the last chance for him to practice before next week’s smackdown with House Speaker Boehner. The foursome will also include Vice President Biden and John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor. Kasich, a former senior GOP House member who worked closely with Boehner for many years, was chosen personally by the Speaker to be his second in the duel.

Today makes 11 weekends in a row that Obama has gone golfing. It’s his 14th outing this year and the 72nd of his presidency.

Meanwhile, the President tells NBC that if it were up to his family he’d be a one-term President:

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It’s almost like there’s a narrative here. Like they decided to cast the President as a hard-working family man sacrificing for the nation, so they flipped a switch and that was the message.

But hey, if Obama is really feeling a bit overtaxed by the duties of his job, he could always not run for re-election.