Shouldn’t presidents always take time to reflect on what they are doing? Bush didn’t, certainly. And Gingrich didn’t when he had an actual job, so that’s why he was having an affair whilst telling the president it was illegal to have affairs. Reflection can obviously only be done every decade or so if you’re not Reagan, and then you can resume going full-speed-ahead with every dumb idea as it pops into your head.
Except, of course:
Of course, each of those presidents drew some media scrutiny for the amount of time they spent outside of Washington, and Obama has received similar criticism. Republicans mock the president, for instance, for golfing with some regularity on the weekends (when the weather permits).
Aha! We see what you did there, Gingrich. Just setting up the president for more evil golf time, for which you can criticize him. [The Hill]