President Obama wasted little time on his final holiday vacation in Hawaii before hitting the golf course Saturday morning.
Obama and the first family arrived in Oahu late Friday night. By 10 a.m. local time, Obama had left his family’s rental in Kailua for the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which houses the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
And that’s where you’ll find him for the next 20 years. Please read the rest of this piece at the Washington Examiner.
The Obamas will spend 17 days in Hawaii and the trip is likely to cost taxpayers about $5 million.
President Obama will not be attending Justice Scalia’s funeral, which is an insult. But at least, despite the beautiful weather here, he will not be going golfing.
Man, the fun never stops.
President Obama continues to cast a pall of unseriousness over his presidency, which was already of questionable seriousness, planning a weekend of golf out in California following two days of fundraising on the Left Coast.
This just a week after throwing a White House bash for 500 of his closest friends. Meanwhile, his wife is on a taxpayer-funded excursion to Europe where she is promoting health and education overseas while taking in some sights with her daughters and her mother.
According to the Washington Examiner, Obama will golf in Palm Springs even amidst drought, a prospect that should deeply annoy enviros and Californians forced to restrict their water use. Golf courses are notorious guzzlers of water.
The Examiner reports:
Amid California’s epic drought, Palm Springs residents and the area’s vast expanse of golf resorts are among the state’s heaviest water users, sucking up more than 200 gallons per person each day. That number doubles during the summer months, according to the California Water Resources Control Board.
Teeing off environmentalists even more, golf resorts and their surrounding retail shops are the prime water-consuming culprits, draining a huge percent of the area’s total water usage but providing 40 percent of the jobs in the valley, according to a report last December in the Los Angeles Times.
And the annual Martha’s Vineyard sojourn is just around the corner.