President Obama this afternoon is having lunch with senior White House advisor and chief presidential consigliere Valerie Jarrett, who is also vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.
Obama is buying. From the pool report:
POTUS stopped to buy lunch at Nancy’s snack bar on the waterfront in Oak Bluffs shortly before 1pm.
Wearing a blue fleece, a Chicago White Sox cap and Nike sneakers, POTUS was met by cheers from bystanders as be exited his car.
He shook hands and greeted around 40 people who had gathered on decking outside the restaurant, saying “good to see you” and adding that it was “great to be here.” Dozens more people crowded to the windows of the upstairs restaurant, taking photographs with their smartphones and waving as the President went to pick up his order of fried seafood.
Obama told staff at the counter: “Good to see you man, thanks for feeding us.” He then stepped inside to take photographs with Nancy’s staff before returning to his car.
At 1.02pm, the motorcade departed and drove for a couple of minutes to the Oak Bluffs home of senior adviser and long-time friend Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett and POTUS are now inside eating lunch. Pool holding outside.
Obama ordered fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries. So, as long as there was tartar sauce included, there’s one thing I definite agree with the president about: lunch.
One minor complaint, though. Anyone who really likes oysters knows you don’t order them in August.
It’s been raining up there, so looks like no golf today.