"Will Not Rest"
As CBS News' Mark Knoller pointed out earlier this year, President Obama, like his predecessors, is fond of insisting he will not rest until something or other gets done. As of February, the president had used the phrase 11 times; last April, for example, he intoned
that "We will not rest until we reach a day when not one single veteran falls into homelessness."
The problem, of course, is that that day has not yet come, and yet the president has done plenty of resting - such as during his August vacation at Martha's Vineyard, where he found time to play golf (and presumably get some sleep). That's not to say that the president doesn't have a right to his free time, but only that "will not rest" claims are a bit much when contrasted with photographs of the president clutching his driver.
Mr. Obama is not the first president to say he "will not rest," of course - President George W. Bush alone vowed not to rest 40 times while in office. And it seems safe to assume that, thanks to the rhetorical power of that particular phrase, he won't be the last, either.