Skip to comments.Obamas Escape to Martha's Vineyard President, Aides Plead for Daughters' Privacy During Trip
Posted on 08/23/2009 6:23:21 PM PDT by Baladas
OTIS AIR BASE, Mass. (Aug. 23) - Hurricane Bill blew out in time for the Obama family to blow in to Martha's Vineyard for the president's first vacation since taking office.
The first family began their vacation Sunday just hours after the National Hurricane Center lifted a tropical storm warning that had included the small island off the Massachusetts coast where the Obamas plan a weeklong break. The hurricane forced the president to delay his departure from Andrews Air Force Base by a few hours to midafternoon.
During the flight from Washington to the Coast Guard station at Otis Air Base on Cape Cod, White House spokesman Bill Burton conveyed a message from Obama, who boarded Air Force One in khakis and without jacket or tie, to the reporters traveling with him. The Obama then were to take a helicopter across the water to Martha's Vineyard.
"He wants you to relax and have a good time. Take some walks on the beaches. Nobody's looking to make any news," Burton told reporters on the plane.
Some Obama friends, including White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and Chicago physician Eric Whitaker, joined the family on the island. The president has no official events scheduled in the week ahead. Obama's sister, Maya, and her husband also joined.
"You can bet there's going to be some golf playing. Maybe a little bit swimming," Burton said.
Then there are the likely trips for ice cream and salt water taffy, possibly a bike ride and plenty of quiet time at a secluded 28-acre private estate that rents for $35,000 a week. The Obamas are paying for their share of the vacation home; taxpayers are picking up the tab for security and White House staff, which is customary for all presidents.
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Getting out of town just to kick off Ramandan and hide away from those CBO numbers, huh? I don't think this is his first vacation like the article claims, not even close.
“... for the president’s first vacation since taking office.”
I could have sworn they’ve taken at least a half dozen vacations already.
Has the media been particularly intrusive into these children’s lives. I have not noticed it.
What a load! Why not just surround them with SEIU knuckledraggers. That will keep Obama's MSM eunuchs away.
kewl. Rove cooks up a hurricane and names it “Bill.”
I thought the whole purpose of the high dollar rental was that it offers privacy for the family. So what’s the problem? He’s a drama queen.
PLEASE tell me that all of this “privacy” won’t result in a picture of Obama and the Messus dancing on the beach in swim suits.
ONE PICTURE of Michelle in bathing suit, and I’m burning my monitor!
Should those kids get as much privacy as Sarah’s kids?
Actually, it should be the other way around.
after the media reports on the latest fashion that Obama’s daughters are wearing.
When the going gets tough the tough get fleeing and hiding behind their daughters.
Not gonn happen. One picture of Michelle in a bathing suit and you will be stricken blind so you won’t be able to find the matches.
Gee,sick the IRS on the whole lot of these Obumer people and then let us talk about privacy.
“Aides Plead for Daughters’ Privacy”
Fat chance. The Kenyan’s kids are free targets.
Didn't BO try to use his daughters as a sort of "battering ram" excuse to get into Blair House earlier than he was supposed to?
Obama paraded his daughters on stage all through the campaign, and also in his visits to Paris and elsewhere. Otherwise, their privacy has been respected by everyone but Obama himself, who was famous for saying that he wouldn’t want them punished with a baby.
I totally agree.
I never heard W complain about privacy, but then again, he went somewhere PRIVATE for his August vacations.
Should those kids get as much privacy as Sarahâs kids?
Actually, it should be the other way around.
Only gay marriage proponent get the privacy to “adopt” chilren and murder or psychologicaly maim the kids who suffer or are recalcitrant against such fascist lifestyles.
Privacy is another term for liberal special priviledges.
Be sure to take the poll on the right!!!
mine will go up in flames all by itself.
Lock them up and no one will bother them!
I hope they're not eating during the day. Ramadan requires fasting until sun down.
Ramadan, another genocidal mecca for libtard intellectual inbreeding brainwashing “family” get together.
ONE PICTURE of Michelle in bathing suit, and Im burning my monitor!
OK. I’m going to have nightmares tonight.
“Mommy.....make it stop!”
I love the waters and fish of Martha's Vineyard:
**Aides Plead for Daughters’ Privacy During Trip**
What’s he hiding?
You’re right. Doesn’t he realize that the kids go along with the Presidency and that they are open game for any media. What a dimwit.
And most working stiffs have to be employed in a job for a full year before they're allowed a vacation.
” Then there are the likely trips for ice cream “
Is it just me or do these people eat a lot of ice cream ?
Either Michelle is taking the girls for milkshakes or Barry is taking them for cones.
Give 'em the same treatment of W's girls. Gotta follow precedent, ya know.
But don't expect it. Which is why I DON'T WATCH TEEHEEHEEVEE "NEWS" and I DON'T READ SNOOZEPAPERS (except the WSJ which is on a really short leash).
There may be a rare exception but the press are pretty much all liars today. It's not only the news falsely reported, it's the news that gets suppressed and the non-news that gets reported. The sooner you turn off the "traditional" media the sooner you'll get the real news.
More work for you, but if you like living on lies just continue what you're doing now, Komrad!
Must be nice to fly to NY, Paris and stay in a Mansion in Marthas Vineyard while 6 million are out of work.
Pray for America and Our Troops
The world is full of “Useful Fools”, and Free Republic is absolutely no exception. You’re not making much of a difference; the idiots will follow the government line, parroted by the press, right into their graves.
....But then again, with W I remember once he went to the “ranch” in Crawford to do some old style ranch work, not a peep came out of him for the whole month of August unless it was REALLY important. Then he would send the Secretary of State to take care of it.
That's a lie.
They were in Europe in July. In fact, BO left his family behind to do abit more sight seeing and shopping. And what about the Grand Canyon and Yellow Stone?
Does Hawaii count?
Since it is highly unlikely his girls would go anywhere on their own, I suspect this is a sly attempt to prevent the media from photographing the slob that is his wife.
Can we expect “candid” photos taken from a distance of he & Michelle slow dancing on the beach to imaginary music a la Bill & Hill?
Where in the hell is this "American" from? Hey Burton! You English speak, long time no?
Like the PRIVACY they gave to Sarah's family during and after the campaign. You bet Bambi.
What. No Aunt Zetuti?
Oh. Right. No riff-raff allowed on Martha's Vineyard.
Geraldo Rivera notwithstanding.
Are you kidding? More like 15 million.
I really don’t want to hear or see anything about his daughters, him or his wife on their 100th vacation this year on the taxpayers dime.
Gonna clean up Dopey this week?
Yeah, that’s crap. He’s had several vacations already.
Unless one them gets knocked up and ends up being punished with a baby, in which case we could have the father on Fox News and Pajamas Media 24X7.
Wonder when McCain is due to show up?