As the U.S. economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline.
But the pictures coming out of a sunsplashed Spanish resort this week may be sending a different message.
The trip provided plenty of fodder for television news shows, talk-show hosts and bloggers.
Critics portrayed the foreign getaway as tone deaf to the economic anxiety back home.
Aug 9, 2010
Eyebrows still raised over lavish Obama vacation in bad economic times
The Seattle Times reports: