The White House is starting to release more details of the president and his family’s upcoming “vacation” in Panama City, Fla., and it’s pretty clear that they’d be better off not going at all.
Turns out they are flying down this Saturday and returning Sunday. Sounds very relaxing. And disturbing. Is there anyone worth less than say $10 million that flies down to Florida for a weekend vacation, and doesn’t even leave on Friday?
Of course, as any five year old could see – because the five year old would be shocked to learn he was returning from his Florida vacation the next day – this is about planting Obama’s political flag in a Gulf Coast beach, not about vacationing.
It’s not even a symbolic gesture. A symbolic gesture would be, well, a VACATION in the Gulf. One where the Obama’s and all those Secret Service Agents and reporters provide a fat little stimulus to the local economy by hanging around for several days, buying beach trinkets, sipping rum runners, and eating at local restaurants. Maybe even ordering seafood .
This is a box checking exercise done before the Obama’s take their REAL vacation in Mahthah’s Vinyahd.
Of course, the taxpayers will foot the bill for their transparent attempt to repair the damage to President Obama’s reputation incurred when he forgot to care enough about the oil spill.
I assume the family is traveling Air Force One, and not Jet Blue. And that the minibus from the airport to the hotel won’t be making stops at other hotels to drop other people off first, and that it will include two stretch limousines, two lines of motorcycles, a small brigade of heavily armed Secret Service members, two vans of reporters, a small mobile hospital, and so forth.