Skip to comments.Obama's Busy Last Day of Vacation (MO: "Let's stay!" ... I'm trying to mount a coup here!"
Posted on 01/04/2010 4:25:31 AM PST by maggief
As his emissary, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, hit the Sunday morning talk shows to discuss White House anti-terror efforts, Obama, still on island time, had his usual workout the nearby Marine Base and then went for a 6+ hour round of golf at the course on the base.
His afternoon included a family visit to Punchbowl, the Department of Veterans Affairs-run National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Obama's maternal grandfather is entombed there. And then a swing by the Honolulu Zoo, where Obama made his first appearance of the day. There the First Family--First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha--viewed, among other exhibits, the white-handed gibbon exhibit, ring-tailed lemur exhibit and the Francois monkey.
With the sounds of screaming animals in the background, the family walked by members of the press and President Obama called out, "Are you ready to go back?" referring to Washington DC.
Reporters responded with a question of their own: "Are YOU ready to go back?"
Obama and his wife called out with a resounding "No!"
The First Lady went so far as to try to rally the traveling staff and press to remain in Hawaii a bit longer.
"Let's stay!" she said "Are we all in? I'm trying to mount a coup here!"
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...
Before President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama 11, and Sasha Obama walk through the Honolulu Zoo, the Black and White Ruffed Lemurs look at the press corps, in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays, and will be leaving later today. (AP)
Please do! Just give us back AF1, our SS, and our checkbook.
..."Hey Ernie,check flaps on that clown, his ears are bigger than mine"
About time to say; “Aloha, Hawaii.”
Does she deliberately dress to exaggerate her worst attributes?
6+ hour round of golf???? I'm sure he and his group had the entire course to themselves, so it wouldn't be the fault of the group ahead of him... As President, George H.W. Bush used to play an 18 hole round in 1 hour 45 minutes, but he was working for the United States of America. Now it's the other way around.
That dress really needs a ‘boob belt’ ;)
How many times have they been to hawaii in, say, the past ten years when it was on their own dime?
I’m surprised that thing fits on Air Force 1 - her *ss that is.
Please don’t tell me that this woman is the symbol of American class and beauty.
The worst job in the world - having to salute those two @ssholes.
I need to start a pool here on FR, a simple $5 buy in with a 50/50 split for Jim to host it.
It will be a simple bet, pick the day that Baraq and Michele announce just before their 2012 reelection bid that she is expecting another child. I firmly believe they are going to do it just for the bounce they’ll get from idiots wanting another baby born in the White House like JFK and Jackie had.
I would be willing to bet big money it’s coming, in fact I would wager there have already been internal polls conducted by his people on that very subject.
Ah, yes ... those “well-deserved” awards; purple hearts, Nobel Peace Prize, President of Harvard Law Review ...
I think I see a pattern.
Wonder if there were any snake and weasel exhibits at that zoo?
A bunch of monkeys staring at a bunch of monkeys.
she actually let it slip they are planning a coup ;-)
Who would they bring in as the donor?
does anybody know if they went to the Pearl harbor Memorial?
You read my mind!! I have been thinking that for weeks-great “photo/pity/little woman/I’m just like you” op.
Funny, I didn't see it on the itinerary ...
They probably could not fit it in. The beaches on “Pearl side” were not as nice IIRC.
God, I can’t stand those 2.
Fashions by “Omar The Tentmaker” couldn’t disguise that BIG ASS.
Seeing that she’ll be 46 this month, that’s becoming increasingly doubtful.
Had Bush done this, Harry Smith on the CBS early show would've been screaming at the top of his pansy lungs how insensitive the President behaved.
Harry would point out how four soldiers in Afghanistan were KILLED, and the President took a round of golf.
Yeah. The first part has already been accomplished.
LOLOL! No one has bothered to tell her that the empire look is out...She incorporates it into everything she wears.
Then again,with her husband acting like an Emperor,I guess she feels this is apropos.
“With the sounds of screaming animals in the background, the family walked by members of the press...”
Now that’s just funny. How could they tell the difference? Oh, I know! The lemurs don’t carry Blackberries!
He’s from HI when he’s in HI - when he’s in Chicago, he’s from Chicago - calls it his hometown. He didn’t even move there until after college....Why isn’t his hometown in HI or Indonesia?
Manschelle has good attributes to exxagerate?
Noting also, it must be some muzzie (or maybe some monkey)thing that the male always walks a few steps ahead of the females.
Have to agree that it’s improbable at the age of 46...not unheard of and pretty stupid so she just might try it.
Dat don’t bees no baby, it bees all dem lobstas n butter.
I think it’s damned classy considering the image that picture of michelle evokes in my very un-pc brain.
“My question is he conveniently uses the idea that he is “from” Hawaii to go there for vacations, excursions, etc.
How many times have they been to hawaii in, say, the past ten years when it was on their own dime?”
Good question. Weather in Chicago has been awful, so I’m sure the Hawaii vacation seemed like a way better way to spend the Christmas holiday. I don’t think they’ve been back here since right after the inauguration, when they tied up traffic horribly going back and forth to the airport and out for a “romantic” dinner. They can stay in Hawaii, as far as I’m concerned.