These days, its easy to dream about vacation. Writing this post as New York is hit by another snow storm, I can’t help but let my mind drift to a sandy beach with the ocean lapping at my feet, a book in my lap, and a drink in my hand. But that does not mean I will jump on the next flight to someplace warm.
This week, as Texas is experiencing what can only be described as an historic winter storm, one of the state’s Senators, Ted Cruz was seen on a flight to Cancun. Back in December, he criticized the Mayor of Austin for going on vacation.
Back in 2014, he slammed then President Obama for golfing while spending time with his family at Martha’s Vineyard.
His reason for leaving the country was the following:
“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.”
I understand wanting to be a good parent, but it is possible to say no to your kids.
What bothers me is that while he easily criticizes the other side, he can’t take the heat when he is in the same position.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If Democrats can be called out for doing what they shouldn’t be doing, then Republicans (or any politician, regardless of party affiliation) should expect the same.