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.