So much for a news vacation


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As the White House press corps flew to Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, press secretary Bill Burton assured reporters that the president wouldn’t be the only one on vacation.

“He wants you to relax and have a good time,” Burton said. “Take some walks on the beaches. Nobody is looking to make any news.”

So much for that.

In the 48 hours that President Barack Obama has been on vacation, the CIA released a report that reignited the torture debate, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a special investigator to examine the treatment of terrorism detainees and the OMB projected a doubling of the national debt over the next 10 years.

Indeed, there’s been so much news that, when Obama announced Tuesday morning that he’s nominating Ben Bernanke for a second term at the Fed, he had to start by saying he was sorry.

“I apologize for interrupting the relaxing I told all of you to do,” he told reporters summoned to the announcement at the Oak Bluffs Elementary School.

So what about those walks on the beach?

Read More: By Michael Calderon, Politico

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