First family vacationing on Martha's Vineyard last year. (Getty Images)

Colbert I. King, in his Washington Post column, argues that the luxurious Martha's Vineyard is the last place President Barack Obama should find himself when millions of Americans are unemployed and the nation's economic future hangs in the balance.

Is there anyone in the White House with nerve enough to tell Barack Obama that Martha’s Vineyard is the last place on earth that the president of the United States should find himself next week?

Don't get me wrong. I don't begrudge the chief executive a little time off from the Oval Office.

But to be leaving town to spend 10 days luxuriating in an affluent, New England summer town when millions of Americans can't find work? To fly off to the Vineyard when the public is losing faith in Washington's ability to fix the nation's economic problems, and with people anxious about their futures?

What is he thinking? It's not as if the Obama family is living in deprivation in Washington.


Read Colbert I. King's entire column at the Washington Post.