Everybody needs a vacation. Just ask President Obama. But when political operatives in the midst of a battle royale of spending and jobs take a break, they sometimes leave a hint behind that just because they've gone fishing, they haven't given up the fight.
Paul Lindsey, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee is a prime example. An E-mail to him kicked back with the following out of the office note:
I will be out of the office with limited access to email...
If you need immediate assistance, please contact NRCC Communications at (202) 479-7070.
If you want to know where the jobs are, contact the White House switchboard at (202) 456-1414 and ask President Obama.