Obamas' vacation sparks outrage

Posted By: Devaki
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New York, July 18 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama and his family's trip to the coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine, has sparked outrage among some, including Republicans.

The Republican National Convention created a website where the party chastises Obama for what it believes are presidential 'leisure activities,' during the BP oil disaster.

"Presidents are certainly entitled to vacation, just like everybody else, but there is a fine line as to when presidents should do it, what they should and where they should do it," the New York Daily News quoted Brad Blakeman, a former member of President George W. Bush's senior staff, as telling CNN.

However, the Obama family had an action-packed weekend, despite criticism that he should be spending his vacation time in the oil-ravaged Gulf coast.

On Friday, Obama took a hike through Acadia National Park, one of the state's gems, followed by a boat ride in the harbor.

Saturday morning was spent working out and lounging poolside. Then the president and wife Michelle Obama took daughters Sasha and Malia on a lighthouse tour, which overlooks the harbor. (ANI)

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