Hail to The Vacationer-in-Chief

It is a truism that Americans expect and desire their President to have some of the qualities of a king. When noting this phenomenon, observers usually have in mind Air Force One, the Deaverish pomp of presidential events, the Secret Service agents who so resemble a monarch's elite household guard, the convoy of limousines that accompanies the President on his visits, and the other grandiose appurtenances of the presidency. Even Bill Clinton has benefited from this aspect of his office and so appears somewhat more imposing and regal than would the former Governor of Arkansas if he were treated like, say,...

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