One day after telling Illinois citizens "I need you to send a message to folks in Washington: stop drawing lines in the sand," Barack Obama is heading to the beaches of Martha's Vineyard to draw lines in the sand.
Facing harsh criticism of the president's 10-day vacation in the midst of staggering unemployment, stock market panic, and several wars, Whitehouse spokesman Jay Carney told the quickly-scribbling press corps that "there is no such thing as a presidential vacation," before adding "and there's no such thing as golf," then closed with "and I'm not really even here."
While in Martha's Vineyard, the president will rest up from attacking millionaires and billionaires by mingling with vacationing millionaires and billionaires, in much the same way that Jesus used to hang out with sinners. He will also walk on water if his busy schedule allows.
But that may not be possible; along with all of the lighthouse tours, golf, ice cream, golf, bike rides, golf, miniature golf, and golf, the president has got to nail down the Super Secret Jobs Plan which he has announced he will reveal in September if his scriptwriters can think of anything by then.
So have a great non-vacation, Mr. Obama, and from all of us here at Hope n' Change Cartoons... don't hurry back!