Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

Comments (26) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. hancel

    hancel said, over 3 years ago

    And STILL hasn’t reached Bushie’s number of vacation days

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    Should be on vacation ALL THE TIME

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago


    Bush took “vacations,” but it’s well-documented that he worked during those vacations. And, at the same time, he didn’t vacation while this country was in the middle of a crippling recession or a stagnant “recovery.” But, y’know… it only matters what Bush did wrong, not what the current Idiot in Chief is doing.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Maybe you should look at the cartoon more closely. Notice the destinations on the cooler. Now tell me, where did the Bush’s “vacation”? Camp David? His “home” in Texas? Here is an excerpt from an article by Tom Lee (yeah a conservative) with some interesting points about vacations.

    The Post, in 2005, conceded that Bush’s vacations—unlike Obama’s—were not lavish and he did not “make time for fun.”

    “Bush rarely takes the type of vacation one would consider exotic — or, to some, even appealing,” the Post wrote. “His notion of relaxation is chopping cedar on his ranch or mountain biking through rough terrain, all in 100-degree-plus temperatures in dusty Texas where crickets are known to roast on the summer pavement. He seems to relish the idea of exposing aides and reporters to the hothouse environment.”

    Obama, on the other hand, has traveled to Hawaii every winter. The Obama daughters are vacationing at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas this week with a full Secret Service detail, as Breitbart News reported, even as the White House claimed they could not afford to pay Secret Service agents to continue the popular White House tours for other students who are on their spring vacations in Washington, D.C.

    The Obamas have gone to Martha’s Vineyard multiple times while the country was in recession and Americans were struggling to find jobs. Michelle Obama has taken a whirlwind trip to Spain and a ski trip to Aspen.

    Obama took 13 vacations in his first term, which spanned all or part of 83 days. But they have been much more lavish than Bush’s. His annual vacations to Hawaii alone have cost taxpayers at least $20 million during his first term. In 2011 alone, Michelle Obama may have cost taxpayers $10 million on vacations herself. Obama’s fantasy golf outing this year cost local law enforcement in Florida a reported $78, 205.

    Yep, Bush spent a lot of time away from the WH. Most of it (843 days) at his home in Crawford. As for Laura … well yes she took some time off as well. Read this and compare to Michelle.

    I don’t care if the President and his wife take lots of time off. Dig into your saving Barry. Pay for it like the rest of us do.

  5. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, over 3 years ago

    What Wraithkin said. Even POTUS’s mom jeans have their own passport!

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes they are.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Obama has a LONG way to go to catch up with Reagan, GHW, or “W” for “time off”, or cost to the taxpayer. Remember the “western White House”, as just one example. As to air fares, refer back to “Air Sununnu”, it isn’t just the Presidents running up the tab.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago


    Air Sununu!
    I had never heard that. Wiki says he ran up $615,000 in flight bills and paid back $892.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    The only numbers I’ve been able to find on the cost of Obama’s or Bush’s vacations are the ones being bandied about by political pundits, political talking sites, and blogs; no credible sources have I seen. Are these costs based pro rata on the existence of the President’s travel capability (AF1, AF2, 2 C37A’s, Helos, limousines, air crew, securtiy, etc.) only when he uses them? These expenses exist whether in use by the President or not. Or is it based only on actual additional cost of Presidential travel, lodging, etc. and cost of air crew et al lodging, meals, etc.? Until such time as how these costs are determined and a credible source makes those costs available, everybody here is barking at the moon.

  10. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    White House maintenance costs, including security, vacations and other travel expenses 2008 (Bush’s last full year in office)- $1.598 billion

    Same costs in 2011 – $1.4 billion. White House expense has DECLINED by $200 million under Obama.
    Like his good friend, Michael Ramirez, there is no place for truth in McCoy’s world.

  11. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    Just for the record, the President isn’t on vacation this week:


  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    I’m not quite sure what your presenting here. It appears to be the total of all expenses incurred by the White House. If you have a credible source (and that source is kind enough not to hide their numbers all over the place) I’d like to read them as pertains to Presidential vacations. I tried the GAO and the White House travel office with no success using multiple search phrases and date spans.

  13. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One thing Greece, Cyprus and United States have in common: Too many people out of work and NO plan to encourage new business creation.

  14. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago


    The number given was a total number for White House expense. This includes state dinners, staff salaries but the vast majority was for travel and security.
    The story was originally reported in the Daily Mail, a conservative leaning newspaper in the UK.
    It was all so reported in the Daily Caller, a conservative political online publication. I will give you the link to the Daily Caller article and you will see the reference to Bush at the end:

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks, Newshound. I like the breakdown of cost categories. I’m assuming that total travel expense includes White House staff. Even though Bush cost $200 million more than Obama (and talking through my nether regions here) it looks like there is still a lot of room to cut costs. Maybe cut costs enough to bring White House tours back to life.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (11).