At least the vacation—not to mention the Obamas’ visit to the Grand Canyon—should silence critics of their European trip, who groused that the family should have toured the landmarks of the U.S. of A. instead. They have—so shut up. Still others whine that instead of Bonpoint, couldn’t they have bought more clothes from Crewcuts? And that even the beer Obama drank at the so-called Beer Summit with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge policeman James Crowley wasn’t exactly American—the president had a Bud Light, which is owned by InBev of Belgium.
What does all this add up to? It just goes to show the minutiae the critics will scour to pick, pick, pick. No wonder the president had to escape to an island for a week.
Sure, he might have been bitten by a few buzzing mosquitoes while he was there. But better that than being stung by the critical press. Why don’t they just leave the poor man alone for a while?