This from Jammie-Wearing Fool: Exhausted from grueling fund raising trips, POTUS to vacation for 17 days. Heh. To put this in perspective, he is taking the vacation after stating that Congress should stay in session through the Christmas break until they pass an extension of the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance. What a profile in leadership this guy is. Of course, he abdicated his duties as President months ago when he went into full campaign mode. As Chris Christie asked, "what the hell are we paying you for?"