Do a seach on "White House Schedule" daily and read it. It is amazing how little this guy does. On some days he doesn't start until after noon. Do if for a few weeks. You will be amazed.
This is not exposing my political flavor..(change the names, as you wish) .I just thought it was really funny, and hope it will change this discussion into something more civil...reprinted here, from I-don't-remember-where, from several years ago......"isodopes"...hahahahaha
"A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Bushcronium.
Bushcronium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an Atomic mass of 311. These 311 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Since Bushcronium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Bushcronium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete when it would normally take less than a second.
Bushcronium has a normal half-life of multiples of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Bushcronium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Bushcronium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.”
When catalyzed with money, Bushcronium activates Foxnewsium, an element which radiates orders of magnitude, more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has 1/2 as many peons but twice as many morons. "
"...read it... Do if for a few weeks. You will be amazed."
Which weeks did you find amazing? I was curious and read Obama's schedule for the past couple of months and I was impressed with how full it is (more than 30 events a week, averaging more than 6 a day, for all the weeks I saw). And remember, this is only the "public" schedule. It does not include items like reading reports, calling members of congress or other heads of state, talking to his chief of staff and other advisors, or preparing for speeches he will be making.
Presidents, like all chief executives, have to juggle a lot of balls, including those that have to do with governing and those that have to do with PR. And a lot of the "events" on the schedule require preparation, or study afterwards. You really think the guy sits around and plays Free Cell most of the time?
Still curious which were the slow weeks you saw.
Without agreeing with your apparent premise, it is incumbent on citizens to stop accepting "bad behavior" just because of "other bad behavior".
"But he did it too," is, with all due respect, a playground argument, and not an adult argument. It's always fair to ask more from our leadership, regardless of party.
Bush 8-year schedule (highlights):
1. sit on hands while country attacked
2. start war (charge it w/ credit card) (cut taxes @ same time)
3. start 2nd war (charge it on credit card - worked ok 1st time)
4. go to Congress and advise that financial system will collapse in 3 days unless bailout approved