Let's try this vacation thing again next weekend.
President Obama and family have returned to Washington after a weeklong island getaway that was anything but. Despite his intention not to "make news," the commander in chief interrupted his Martha's Vineyard vacation -- the first of his presidency -- within 48 hours to announce Ben Bernanke's reappointment to head the Federal Reserve. "I apologize for interrupting the relaxing I told all of you to do,” he said on Tuesday.
That was just the start. Last week, his administration also announced: half of the country could be infected with swine flu later this year; Attorney General Eric Holder would appoint a special investigator to revisit detainee abuse; and Afghanistan's election had been marred by reports of voting irregularities. On Saturday, the president briefly left the island to deliver a eulogy at Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in Boston.
This Labor Day weekend, the first family will head to Camp David, Maryland for another go at R&R. Who wants to bet the news cycle interrupts again?