Obama Skips Martha’s Vineyard, Evades Annual Vacation Controversy

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Family fun is canceled until after the election. Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/2010 AFP

President Obama has seen Mitt Romney's mandatory all-American holiday and raised him a "too busy running the country to take a vacation." Conveniently, the Blue Heron Farm, the Martha's Vineyard estate Obama has rented every August since he took office, was recently sold, and he's announced that he'll only have time to take a short family vacation at some point later this year. The summer just won't be the same without the yearly debate over the duration and location of the First Family's getaway.