Skip to comments.Obama kicks back with 'FOB#1' (Friend of Barack)
Posted on 12/28/2011 9:32:41 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Barack Obama and his family enjoyed their festive getaway in Hawaii at a popular snorkelling spot with the President's best friend and long-time supporter.
The President, First Lady Michelle Obama and their girls Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, were joined on their annual trip by Marty Nesbitt - President Obamas best friend and his 2008 campaign treasurer.
The two families spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkeling spots on the island of Oahu during the festive break.
It was a familiar scene for the Obamas and their children - Barack Obama and Marty Nesbitt have been close friends for decades.
Mr Nesbitt, along with other longtime friends Valerie Jarrett and Eric Whitaker, form Obama's 'inner circle'. Mr Nesbitt himself has been referred to by a mutual friend as 'FOB#1' (Friend of Barack).
Mr Nesbitt, an entrepreneur who started a successful airport-parking company in Chicago, previously served as the finance chairman of Obama's unsuccessful 2000 congressional compaign.
Mr Nesbitt's doctor wife Anita Blanchard also delivered both of the Obamas' children, while Obama himself is godfather to the Nesbitt's youngest son.
President Obama met Marty Nesbitt in Chicago through Michelle's brother Craig Robinson, a skilled basketball player at Princeton.
Though Mr Nesbitt ended up going to college elsewhere, he became friends with Robinson and then eventually Barack Obama during the early stages of the future First Lady's new relationship.
As Michelle's relationship with her future husband became more serious in the early 1990s, Barack Obama and Marty Nesbitt became very close friends as part of a group of affluent African-Americans in the Hyde Park area of Chicago.
Mr Nesbitt has previously said that he first saw President Obama's ability during a husbands versus wives game of Scrabble.
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President Obama enlisted the help of Mr Nesbitt during his 1996 bid for State Senator in Chicago, and also during his unsuccessful 2000 congressional campaign
The entrepreneur also put Barack Obama in touch with the wealthy Pritzer family in 2002 to help him with a subsequent Senate bid.
Grand day out: Obama turns to talk to buddy Marty Nesbitt and his wife Anita Blanchard, while Sasha, wearing a John Lennon t-shirt, looks at the ground.
Is it a political law that daughts MUST hold their daddy,s hands when you are a Democrat President???
Does Obamas shirt say “islandsnow”? or “Islamnow”?
“....who started a successful airport-parking company in Chicago”
I’m sure everything’s above board.
It gets them used to the idea of the "Momma/Daddy State" guiding them through the rest of their lives (and provides similar imagery for the rest of us boobs).
that was a stupid racist comment
This is the second time Obama playing scrabble is referenced.Last year or the year before he played it with commie Jarrett in his vineyard mansion.Who gives a rats foot about Obama playing scrabble?
Obama big point Scrabble words:
:: Sasha, wearing a John Lennon t-shirt ::
Lennon was quite vocal regarding his disdain for economic socialism and corresponding enjoyment of free markets.
I heard that some of the parking spaces should have memorial markers.
They probably find the kick-back pun to be cute and quaint, since it's a Dem who is re-directing trillions to their friends. They had a few barrels of venom for any hint of it during the previous administration.