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Obama Opts for Late Checkout

What? President Obama didn’t depart his Martha’s Vineyard vacation home until 8:05 pm ET last night.

Doesn’t that get him into the next day’s charges? I mean, anytime I’ve bargained for a late checkout, I’ve had to weep at the ankles of the front desk lady for ten minutes just get my time extended until noon.

Anyway, this got him back to the White House at 10:21 pm. Touching down with him on the South Lawn via Marine One – following the Air Force One flight from Cape Cod – were Michelle, Malia, Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Chief of Staff Kristie Canegallo and White House Trip Director/Official Obama Golf Buddy Marvin Nicholson.

The pool reporter reported:

The first family, all holding hands, entered the Diplomatic Room doors at 10:23 pm . . .

The departure (from Martha’s Vineyard) comes after 15 days, three presidential statements, two briefings, nine rounds of golf, two hikes, three dinners out, a party with Hillary, one night of fireworks.

The nine rounds – effectively giving the giant finger to everyone who said he sent the wrong message to our friends and enemies during a time of turmoil by golfing incessantly – brings us to 36 for the year and 193 for the presidency.

Late arrival Sunday evening of course resulted in what appears to be a late start at the office Monday morning, as some of you have noticed. Actually, 10:30 am, when he received the Presidential Daily Briefing today, ain’t much different than the usual.

Just for a vacation keepsake, here’s some video of Obama missing a putt during his vacation.

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44 Responses to Obama Opts for Late Checkout

  1. This family holding hands is one of the phoniest things about the Obamas. How many teenaged girls want to be photographed holding hands with mommy and daddy?

    • Bingo!

      How many teenaged girls want to even be SEEN with their parents? I’m assuming Malia had some say in nixing the bookstore and ice cream outings this year. The bike ride photo op was torture by the look on her face.

    • Barry always seems to be pawing Malia, holding her hand, putting his arm around her. But he seldom even walks alongside Sasha. And where has Sasha been, anyway? Has she quit her job? Has she grown tired of her role as Barry’s “daughter”?

      • What names they have, Malia? sickening. Sasha, okay, kind of cute but way out too. Figures they would name their children ethnic names and not very American. How did this guy become the American President? And all that handholding and arms around each other, its all for the camera I bet. But who knows? He thinks he’s such a good father, golfing all the time with the men.

  2. The next time you want late checkout, hand the desk clerk a “baby brick”–$20–when you check in. This from the book HEADS IN BEDS–inside the hotel industry.

  3. We always come back two days before work starts.
    Of course I do not have anyone to unpack my suitcase, wash the families cloths, pick up our dog, go to the store in case anything needed (like milk), rest from the drive home, etc.
    Now even if I had a X amount of people to do everything for me, they would not be able to rest for me.
    Now we are back to a former issue we discussed, coming home early.
    If I held a job with major responsibility, or still owned a buisness, I would have dragged my tail off the wonderful beach and gone back to work. No questions asked.

  4. I wonder what the over/under is on the amount of time the President spends with his own wife versus ValJal. Someday it will come out…she was the person with the “hand on the tiller”, to quote Hillary.

    H

    • Hardly what you would call a ‘family vacation’ this time around. Why the big mystery about Sasha I wonder. Where could she be? Did she and Granny decide to do Europe for the summer? Hitting the beaches on St. Tropez? Enquiring minds would like to know!

  5. When’s the next vacation? I work 60 hours a week and have only take 2 so far and I’m salary. Of course, if I was allowed to keep most of my money..

  6. Well he checked out of the WhiteHouse eons ago, but it is hilarious to watch him drag his feet when it’s time to leave his vacation spot (wherever that may be). If things continue on the same trajectory, it’s going to take wild horses to drag him back to the WH. I bet he rues the day he decided to steal that last election, lol.

  7. Legitimate question: Has Obama disclosed a recent golf score? I’m really curious. A guy who plays as often as he does should be turning in a card in the 70’s. We all know how well he takes direction and learns from his mistakes… so how’s he scoring? Or do the cards go into the same vault as the college transcripts?

    • HA!
      Obama’s “golf scores” (and “college records”…) will never be discussed by the sycophants in the “WH press corps” or biased “MSM”

  8. President Playtime has returned to hand out some shiny new amnesty cards to a couple of million people whom he doesn’t know and who lie as a means of continuing their self-interested, illegal residence in our nation.

    I wish he’d resign. I think Biden would do a better job because he at least has some interest in the United States other than plumbing it for bennies.

  9. Over/Under that Dear Leader Obama will:

    -At least get at least 3 fundraisers in this week…?
    -And play 3 rounds of golf this Labor Day weekend…?

  10. I’m reading backwards today ….. so here’s my link from downstairs on why wouldn’t the Obamas use this place for FREE ? There’s local golf courses too, but I digress….would you look at the amenities! Fully staffed!

    http://aboutcampdavid.blogspot.com/

    As far as late checkouts….our experiences with renting beach vacation houses, a week is typically Check In: 3pm Sunday/ Check out: Noon Saturday. But what do we po’folks know, those were the rules. I’m sure 1%ers don’t worry about rules. We also know it was for a cleaning staff to have time to go in and gussy things up for the next renter.

  11. So glad you are back Keith. I sent you my new email address this past
    week and again today, but so far I am not receiving your articles
    in my inbox. Hope to read them sooon.

  12. Typical (I won’t say what) — greedy, always giving us the finger with his golf. Always spending other people’s money, like I said, typical.

  13. WHY in the HELL ARE ALL THESE HYPOCRITES WORRIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY, MAYBE YOU FOLKS SHOULD BE WORRY ABOUT CLEANING YOUR OWN BARN, we find it very strange that you folks worried about when the PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY CHECK OUT , WHERE HE EAT, SHOCK YOU FOLKS HAVEN’T TURNED INTO PEEPING TOMS.

    THE PRESIDENT DAUGHTER IS 16 SHE HAD A CHOICE TO BE WITH OTHERS, IF SHE WANTED TO SHE WORK, SHE PROBABLY CHOSE TO BE WITH HER MOTHER AND FATHER.

    What we see is a bunch of jealous and envy, full of hatred and racist, who can’t stand to see people happy, because they have a sorry life.

    • I’ll assume these “happy” people you refer to must be POTUS and his golfing buddies. Because everyone else around them looks pretty fricking miserable.

      These “people” couldn’t possibly be the 93.7% of African Americans who voted for The Obama because he is half-black, right? Because every economic variable in your communities has suffered on his watch.

      But if you’re defending Obama because he, like you, are a race-baiting troll, nice job destroying the country for the rest of us in your pursuit of “happyness.”

    • “What we see is a bunch of jealous and envy, full of hatred and racist, who can’t stand to see people happy, because they have a sorry life.”

      WE? We who? Is that the “royal we”? I thought only Barry used that. Your rant is grammatically challenged and ridiculous. Be off with you, to some lefty site where moonbats like you still worship the golfer-in-chief.

    • P.S. When I was required by the UW System 20 years ago to take a “Sensitivity to Diversity” class as a college freshman, we were taught that use of the term “YOU FOLKS” was offensive, inappropriate, and would not be tolerated.

      My, how times have changed.