By Mark Rhoads -
Are critics of President Obama making too much fuss about his long vacation at Martha's Vineyard during several national and internationnal crisis events? Is he not entitled to vacation time? What signal does it send about his leadership and haven't other presidents also vacationed in August?
Just minutes after he read a statement of shock about the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, President Obama returned to the golf course. Yes, a president deserves a vacation, but like a doctor, the president should be always on call for emergencies. If the brutal killing of Foley was not enough of an emergency to warrant more than five minutes of the president's time and attention in a public statement, one wonders what he thinks an emergency is?