Skip to comments.AP: Vacationing Obama can't escape economy (met Bloomberg for 15 minutes in clubhouse-FORE!)
Posted on 08/27/2010 1:00:24 PM PDT by maggief
EDGARTOWN, Mass. President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun Friday, yet he couldn't escape the cascade of dour news on the economy as his vacation neared its end.
The Commerce Department reported the economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, a mere 1.6 percent. That followed reports earlier in the week on badly slumping home sales and tapering business spending on manufactured items.
Obama has conferred with his economic team on the phone while vacationing. And before his latest round of Martha's Vineyard golf Friday, he met for about 15 minutes in the clubhouse with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss the economy.
"The president and Mayor Bloomberg took the opportunity to discuss plans for short- and long-term economic growth at a pivotal point in our recovery," said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin. He said Obama invited the mayor to the island about a week ago.
Cherlin said the conversation was not about a Muslim cultural center and mosque proposed for a site near ground zero.
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Wow! That’s what you call a quickie!
I wonder which one was ‘the bitch’.
“President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun”
The New England sun was the only thing that was brilliant.
A phone call and a 15 minute meeting. Burning the midnight oil.
as far as i’m concerned he should live on the course and invite his houses of congress majority members as well so they can’t f*&k anything else up
Poor Hussein, having his royal vacation interrupted because the peasants are out of work and we're entering a depression! Breaks my heart!
He looks like a total bike fag.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits from the eighth tee during the Pro-Am practice round of The Barclays golf tournament in Paramus, New Jersey August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Phil Mickelson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walk on the 16th green during the practice round for the Barclays golf tournament in Paramus, New Jersey August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
U.S. President Barack Obama waits for his turn to play on the ninth hole while
playing golf at Mink Meadows Golf Club in Martha's Vineyard in Vineyard Haven,
Massachusetts, August 25, 2010. The first family is on a 10-day summer vacation.
Its not like he has the Witch in the Ditch and her smelly friends camping out on their doorstep. What hypocrisy.
Pray for America
Bloomberg likes to helicopter over flyover America.Manhattan
to Martha’s Vineyard and to the Hamptons.
He looks like a 6-year-old without training wheels.
President Barack Obama, left, and Washington power broker Vernon Jordan, right, chat with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, while playing golf at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass. , on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. The President and his family are vacationing on the island.
Poor guy, on only his 6th vacation in two months and everyone keeps bothering him!
What a nerd. Even Jacques Kerry looks more athletic on a bike than Bambi does.
Does he have anybody around him with any sense?
Because he is.
That is almost as dorky as Jon Cary’s wind-surfing picture!
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