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Which president took more vacation, Bush or Obama?

Which president took more vacation, George W. Bush or Barack Obama?

As President Obama took off for vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, critics attacked his vacation as too lavish. But one of Obama's defenders was the Rev. Al Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC.

Sharpton said Obama "has taken 92 days of vacation since he was sworn in. How many did President (George W.) Bush take by the same point in his presidency? Three hundred and sixty seven. Yes, more than a full year of vacation."

Was Sharpton right? And who took more vacation, Obama or Bush? Watch our video to find out. You can read the full report at

Which president took more vacation, Bush or Obama? 08/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 1:40pm]
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