Obama and family and friends are snorkeling today at the Hanuama Bay Nature Preserve on Oahu.
Apparently there are extreme measures being taken to ensure that nobody gets a shot of the president with his shirt off.
“We are under explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” writes the New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg in the pool report.
There also seems to be some brewing controversy about whether the Obamas have seen a required video that instructs snorkelers not to screw up the coral reef, to avoid feeding pineapples to giant sea turtles, or whatever.
Actually they apparently HAVE seen it, but the question is whether they have viewed it the required once-a-year. It seems also they viewed it last year AFTER they went snorkeling last year.
Even I’m not going to nitpick this one . . .