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It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation.
Mail Online ^ | 12/3/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 12/04/2011 2:36:26 PM PST by YankeeReb

While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter.

President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip.

Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2.

The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10.

The White House travel office announced the president has no public events scheduled for the trip.

The President's family covers the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, for their vacation - a ‘Winter White House’ that costs up to $3,500 a day, or $75,000 a month.

But the local and federal taxpayers help pay the bill for travel and security.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: anothervacation; golf; hawaii
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To: YankeeReb

Wrecking the country must be exhausting work.


51 posted on 12/05/2011 9:30:26 AM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: YankeeReb

Wrecking the country must be exhausting work.


52 posted on 12/05/2011 9:30:41 AM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: YankeeReb

Wrecking the country must be exhausting work.


53 posted on 12/05/2011 9:30:54 AM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: YankeeReb

Wrecking the country must be exhausting work.


54 posted on 12/05/2011 9:30:59 AM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: Purrcival; Admin Moderator

Dang, sorry for the multiple posts! Not sure what happened there. Mods, could you please remove the dups?


55 posted on 12/05/2011 9:33:28 AM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: Thank You Rush

“Eagle’s Nest”. Beautiful place. Sinister people.


56 posted on 12/05/2011 9:45:55 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: YankeeReb

Christmas vacation???

More like KWANZA vacation.


57 posted on 12/05/2011 10:35:14 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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Why does he have to go all the way to Asia to vacation? Couldn't he just hang out in one of the 57 states?

I do hope he and Michelle can stand to travel on the same plane together this time!

I really don't begrudge the guy a vacation (and, to be fair, the President is never really on vacation) - but this seems to me to be a REALLY bad time to be 6 hours behind D.C. time - too much going on. Eurozone. Middle East.

I guess all his staff will have to hang around until 3 a.m. to see whether they get summoned by the One? What a sport!

I have LOTS of things I can attack Obama for - but the fact that a modern President needs so much security really is not his fault. My grandmother used to tell me about Teddy Roosevelt occassionally stopping to talk to her when he was walking to church (she was a child at the time). Two Secret Service agents accompanied him most of the time. It's unthinkable nowadays that a President could walk over a mile in DC on a regular basis without major security. Not really the fault of the President.

58 posted on 12/05/2011 12:37:41 PM PST by In Maryland ("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
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