ABC News' David Kerley reports:
Libya, earthquakes, and now a hurricane all during the President’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation. Conference calls on the golf course, reignited criticism from several quarters about the 10-day holiday on this island off of Massachusetts.
So, what does Mr. Obama think about all those who are saying he should get back to the Capital? We asked Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest. “This is a job that he's responsible for doing wherever he is, whether he's sitting in the Oval Office, you know, or whether he's, you know, caught on the golf course when an emerging action takes place,” Earnest said at a morning briefing. That emerging action was the latest word on Libya and yesterday’s quake. Photographers caught the President talking in his cell phone on the Farm Neck golf course.
“He has been satisfied with his ability to do his job even in these unusual locations,” Earnest said, adding “you know, taking advantage of an opportunity at the end of summer -- at the end of the summer, to spend some time with his wife and daughters. And I think that he's satisfied that he's been able to do both of those things over the last several days.”