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Obamas Escape to Martha's Vineyard President, Aides Plead for Daughters' Privacy During Trip
Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bhovacation; malia; marthasvineyard; obama; obamafamily; sasha; socialism; vacations
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"Pleads for privacy" - GAG. Retard.

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.

1 posted on 08/23/2009 6:23:22 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

“... for the president’s first vacation since taking office.”

Huh?

I could have sworn they’ve taken at least a half dozen vacations already.


2 posted on 08/23/2009 6:27:27 PM PDT by stevestras
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To: Baladas

Has the media been particularly intrusive into these children’s lives. I have not noticed it.


3 posted on 08/23/2009 6:27:32 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Baladas
Aides Plead for Daughters' Privacy

What a load! Why not just surround them with SEIU knuckledraggers. That will keep Obama's MSM eunuchs away.

4 posted on 08/23/2009 6:28:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: Baladas

kewl. Rove cooks up a hurricane and names it “Bill.”


5 posted on 08/23/2009 6:28:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Bahbah

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.


6 posted on 08/23/2009 6:29:04 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Baladas

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!


7 posted on 08/23/2009 6:29:18 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Baladas

Should those kids get as much privacy as Sarah’s kids?

Actually, it should be the other way around.


8 posted on 08/23/2009 6:30:08 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Baladas
“Aides Plead for Daughters’ Privacy During Trip”

after the media reports on the latest fashion that Obama’s daughters are wearing.

9 posted on 08/23/2009 6:31:07 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obama wants to pull the plug on grandma)
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To: Baladas

When the going gets tough the tough get fleeing and hiding behind their daughters.

Hmmmmmmmm.........


10 posted on 08/23/2009 6:31:26 PM PDT by lucias_clay (All We Weed Up !)
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To: digger48

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.


11 posted on 08/23/2009 6:31:37 PM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Baladas

Gee,sick the IRS on the whole lot of these Obumer people and then let us talk about privacy.


12 posted on 08/23/2009 6:32:26 PM PDT by taxtruth (!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Aides Plead for Daughters’ Privacy”

Fat chance. The Kenyan’s kids are free targets.


13 posted on 08/23/2009 6:32:31 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: lucias_clay
When the going gets tough the tough get fleeing and hiding behind their daughters.

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?

14 posted on 08/23/2009 6:32:45 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Baladas

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.


15 posted on 08/23/2009 6:33:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Aria

I totally agree.


16 posted on 08/23/2009 6:33:26 PM PDT by taxtruth (!)
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To: Baladas

I never heard W complain about privacy, but then again, he went somewhere PRIVATE for his August vacations.


17 posted on 08/23/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Aria

Should those kids get as much privacy as Sarah’s 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.


18 posted on 08/23/2009 6:34:36 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Baladas

Be sure to take the poll on the right!!!


19 posted on 08/23/2009 6:34:58 PM PDT by ryan71 (What the hell's up with spell check?)
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To: digger48

20 posted on 08/23/2009 6:35:25 PM PDT by John W
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To: digger48

mine will go up in flames all by itself.


21 posted on 08/23/2009 6:35:36 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Baladas

Lock them up and no one will bother them!


22 posted on 08/23/2009 6:36:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Baladas
Then there are the likely trips for ice cream and salt water taffy.................

I hope they're not eating during the day. Ramadan requires fasting until sun down.

23 posted on 08/23/2009 6:37:16 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Baladas

Ramadan, another genocidal mecca for libtard intellectual inbreeding brainwashing “family” get together.


24 posted on 08/23/2009 6:37:41 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: digger48

ONE PICTURE of Michelle in bathing suit, and I’m burning my monitor!
_____________________________________________________

OK. I’m going to have nightmares tonight.

“Mommy.....make it stop!”


25 posted on 08/23/2009 6:38:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Baladas
Maybe a little bit swimming," Burton said.

I love the waters and fish of Martha's Vineyard:


26 posted on 08/23/2009 6:39:35 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: Baladas

**Aides Plead for Daughters’ Privacy During Trip**

What’s he hiding?


27 posted on 08/23/2009 6:41:01 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Aria

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.


28 posted on 08/23/2009 6:42:56 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: stevestras
"I could have sworn they’ve taken at least a half dozen vacations already."

And most working stiffs have to be employed in a job for a full year before they're allowed a vacation.

29 posted on 08/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Baladas

” 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.


30 posted on 08/23/2009 6:47:23 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Baladas
"Pleads for privacy"

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!

31 posted on 08/23/2009 6:47:38 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Baladas

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


32 posted on 08/23/2009 6:48:50 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: sionnsar

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.


33 posted on 08/23/2009 6:51:42 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: yawningotter

....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.


34 posted on 08/23/2009 6:53:48 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Cunnington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: John W
Oh SNAP!


35 posted on 08/23/2009 6:56:43 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Baladas
- 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.

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?

sw

36 posted on 08/23/2009 6:57:41 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Baladas

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.


38 posted on 08/23/2009 7:03:38 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Baladas

Can we expect “candid” photos taken from a distance of he & Michelle slow dancing on the beach to imaginary music a la Bill & Hill?


39 posted on 08/23/2009 7:17:52 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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"You can bet there's going to be some golf playing. Maybe a little bit swimming," Burton said.

Where in the hell is this "American" from? Hey Burton! You English speak, long time no?

40 posted on 08/23/2009 7:27:25 PM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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Oh, foo. I am on a ‘mustache watch’ on the older one...methinks that's why they are ‘protecting’ her privacy, 'til the cosmetician can come in......
41 posted on 08/23/2009 7:28:47 PM PDT by bitt (“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” (Abraham Lincoln))
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Ahead of the trip, Obama and his aides asked for privacy for his daughters, 8-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Malia.

Like the PRIVACY they gave to Sarah's family during and after the campaign. You bet Bambi.

42 posted on 08/23/2009 7:45:18 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Baladas
The president has no official events scheduled in the week ahead. Obama's sister, Maya, and her husband also joined.

What. No Aunt Zetuti?

Oh. Right. No riff-raff allowed on Martha's Vineyard.

Geraldo Rivera notwithstanding.

43 posted on 08/23/2009 7:48:07 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bray
while 6 million are out of work.

Are you kidding? More like 15 million.

44 posted on 08/23/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Baladas

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.


45 posted on 08/23/2009 8:00:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Baladas

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2153466/posts

Dr.Eric Whitaker

Gonna clean up Dopey this week?


46 posted on 08/23/2009 8:14:43 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Baladas
For all the Freepers who didn't see anything wrong with Michelle Obama dressing like a slob at the Grand Canyon, I ask you: Why couldn't she have dealt with the heat by wearing this?


47 posted on 08/23/2009 8:32:19 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: stevestras

Yeah, that’s crap. He’s had several vacations already.


48 posted on 08/23/2009 8:34:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Baladas

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.


49 posted on 08/23/2009 8:35:53 PM PDT by LA Conservative (Abu Hussein is not my president, he's a Marxist brother)
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To: Baladas

Wonder when McCain is due to show up?


50 posted on 08/23/2009 9:02:39 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Bloodbath coming in 2010- and then come the elections!)
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