Oh for heavens sake. Our President, like him or not, went on a business trip for our nation and hoping to improve relationships with other world leaders and nations. At the end of his trip, travelling alone, he opted to have his family join him. I'm not supporting him over other candidates, but could it be possible that such a role is stressful? When stressed what do you do? Something you like surrounded by those nearest to you. This thread and the Cheney thread are out of freaking control. How about a simple thank you for your service of leadership. Like what they did/are doing or not they are the ones with the testicular fortitude to take that leadership role. Is that a trait that those bashing the Dems or Repubs have? I remember the names on most of my recent ballots and so far no names on this board remind me of any that could have gotten my vote. Yawn, who's fishing this weekend?