Skip to comments.First family has a happy meal indeed
Posted on 08/25/2010 10:28:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
CHILMARK - The first family, holed up in their up-island rental for three rainy days, decided to ignore the continuing gloom yesterday and do some serious vacationing.
President Obama, first lady Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha blew out of the big house shortly after 1:30 p.m. and headed to Oak Bluffs where they lunched with a big group of friends upstairs at Nancys - to the delight of at least 100 fried food fans awaiting their meal.
The prez, like last year, ordered lots of Nancys fried specialties and lobster rolls at the outdoor counter as onlookers gawked and yelled to him.
Wearing his favorite White Sox cap, tan slacks, sneakers, a white short-sleeve polo with a Nike swoosh on the sleeve, Obama consulted with the missus on the menu.
Wheres my wife? he asked, looking around for the first lady, who was wearing a coral cardigan over a pink-and-white striped shirt and long white shorts. The first lady was busy greeting onlookers on the outdoor deck.
Michelle! Michelle! Some of them yelled. Over here.
How you guys doing? Mrs. O asked. Drying off? Finally.
The gargantuan lunch, which the president paid for with cash (!), was served family style upstairs at Nancys, where Obama sucked on a Corona Extra while waiting for his meal.
The presidential lunch party was scattered around the middle of the dining room and included omnipresent first friends Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett; George and Clarice Walker; George Walker IV and Cy Walker; Ann Marchant; David Watkins and Elizabeth Alexander .
Through the upstairs plate glass window we spied the first lady table-hopping during the meal.
It was just business as usual, GM Doug Abdelnour Jr . told the Track. But unlike last year, the meal was a little healthier.
He wouldnt, however, tell us what was on the presidents order ticket. Last year, the restaurant made Michelle Obama a plate of fried oysters that was not on the menu. This year, its there, $14.95 for a small!
We also know the Obamas ordered shrimp because someone in the press pool asked Barack a question about Iraq and he said with a smile, Were buying shrimp guys, cmon.
For the first time since the president landed on the island, he shook hands with the gawkers, high-fived a little boy and joked about the sea of Red Sox [team stats] fans lined up to shake his hand.
Roland Bland, 12, of Washington, D.C., said he was excited to speak to the president because he doesnt see the Leader of the Free World much at home.
It was so cool, he said.
According to the boys dad, when the prez is motoring around the Beltway, it never causes the disruption that it does on the Vineyard.
Things are a lot more efficient at home, he said, sweeping his hand toward the yards of yellow police tape and police cruisers.
Apres lunch, the first lady fled alone in a black SUV and the girls, whose friends were headed to the arcade up the street, were packed into another.
The president left OB through the Marthas Vineyard Campmeeting Association grounds bound for Mink Meadows, a nine-hole golf course in West Chop. His foursome included his BFF, Dr. Eric Whitaker, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, and investment banker Robert Wolf .
We caught up with the foursome shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the ninth hole. Obama hit the ball just short of the green and as his partners took their swings, the Leader of the Free World walked into the woods for a moment, perhaps, just perhaps, looking for a fellow golfers ball. Ahem.
He then rode in a golf cart toward his Titleist and got out carrying a putter and a wedge. He dropped the putter but quickly picked it back up.
With the friendly crowd on the clubhouse porch watching, the prez took three warmup swings, then hit the ball. As it got closer to the hole, the people on the porch oohed and ahhed and, when it stopped, gave him a round of applause.
Obama, who until then had not acknowledged his audience, jokingly tipped his White Sox cap to the fawning crowd.
After golf, he returned to Blue Heron Farm for the night.
File Under: Fun In The Non-Sun.
During the Obama lovefest at Nancys, a fawning fan told first lady Michelle Obama that she loved her purple watch.
Oh, thank you. It was a gift, said Mrs. O, gesturing toward her husband, who was behind her shaking hands. I think somebody told him.
Ya think it was Oprah???
The funky plastic timepiece is Toywatchs Neon Plasteramic Ultra Violet Watch, which has been given the seal of approval by Queen of All Media and top FOO, Oprah Winfrey.
And you know, whats good for one Chicago gal is good for another!
The watch, which retails for $195, also comes in Kryptonite Green, Plutonium Pink and Atomic Orange.
Well take two . . . .
I wonder if the shrimp, lobster and oysters were halal?
They can’t eat *me*.
“Some have opined that anything, which can only live in water, is Halal while creatures that can live in and out of the water are haram.”
Today, apres my lunch, I washed the dishes and hopped in the pickup to go grocery shopping. That's about as newsworthy as what she did.
So, is the big O getting royalty money also while on the POTUS job?
On the site they boast about their signature drink the Dirty Banana(basicially a frozen mudslide with banana and banana liquer).I was there earlier this year. The Dirty Bananas are AWESOME......
Where do suppose he got that? Don't answer. I think you already know.
“Where do suppose he got that? Don’t answer. I think you already know.”
Oh good, McDonalds is now serving the “McBeotch Value Meal” with NO TOY!
The tax payer so you are correct.
I swear there is some Picture of Dorian Grey thing going on here. Michelle is just getting fatter and uglier by the week while Barry stays the same.
..... but I don’t like white meat!
Most accurate three words in the article.
What drone wrote that obnoxious article? Talk about sucking up!
What was all that “Leader of the Free World” crap? Now just who would THAT have been? Every day Zero is in the WH (or vacationing from it) we are LESS AND LESS ‘FREE!’
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