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For Obama, not the time for extended Vineyard rest

President Bush cleared cedar at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, in 2002. He was often criticized for spending Augusts there. President Bush cleared cedar at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, in 2002. He was often criticized for spending Augusts there. (Eric Draper/ White House File)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / August 20, 2009

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As the Obamas prepare to alight in Martha’s Vineyard this weekend, the getaway comes with a painful political truth: As goes the economy, so goes the first presidential vacation. Unlike his predecessor, who spent a month at his Texas ranch, President Obama is treating himself to just one week’s respite. (Full article: 930 words)

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