The Obamas have left the building.
From the pool report:
Marine One touched down at 6:54 p.m. at Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama, Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first mother-in-law Marian Robinson soon emerged and quickly boarded Air Force One.
The president wore a dark suit but no tie, while Michelle Obama was casual in black pants and a jacket.
The Obamas — including First Dogs Bo and Sunny — are embarking on their annual holiday excursion to Hawaii. Our destination tonight is Honolulu.
At 7:03 p.m., we are rolling.
Sixteen days in Hawaii. Sixteen. Not including travel aboard the luxurious presidential aircraft. President Obama and his family will be there through January 5, the White House says. Imagine.
OH MY GOD PLEASE TAKE ME WITH YOU I’M SORRY FOR EVERYTHING I’VE WRITTEN I PROMISE TO BE GOOD I DON’T CARE IF IT COSTS TAXPAYERS $5 MILLION JUST TAKE ME ALONG I’LL DRINK MAI TAIS AND BE QUIET.
Keith, get a ahold of yourself. Gosh. You have plenty of nice things to do here in Washington and you can buy tropical drink mixes at the Safeway.
I mean, even if you are a person of means, I doubt you will be taking sixteen days in Hawaii this year. Because most of you who make a lot of money – don’t tell liberals, it will ruin their fun – work extremely hard and are paid so well because YOU ARE NEEDED AT YOUR JOB. In fact, you probably don’t use all your vacation days, because if you did, something would get screwed up.
But that would be news to a someone who has worked in the public sector and academia all his life.
Well, bon voyage. Hoping no volcanoes erupt while you’re there, either the real ones on the islands or the figurative ones presidents must deal with at any moment.