Chuck Todd, political director for NBC News, argued the Obama administration should have anticipated the criticism coming the president’s way during his two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.
"This was stuff they should have seen coming. This is not new to them. Now you all of a sudden have back tracking we've got David Axelrod saying maybe Democrats are too hard on President Bush when they beat him up for his vacations in Crawford," Todd said on Today.
"The fact is the president wanted his downtime. He guards his downtime he wishes he could keep it. You know, it's a job that does follow him 24/7. So i think it is somewhat politics but, you know what? It's something they should have been more aware of," he added.