I know what you’re thinking. Should he really be doing this given that the economy is just so-so and the world is in crisis? But look, it’s been six weeks since he had a vacation. I mean, give the guy a break.
President Obama is taking a three-day golf vacation in Palm Springs, California. Obama arrived there Saturday after a quick flight from San Francisco, where he a had two “official” events and a fundraiser.
While the events in San Francisco were legitimate, it is also legitimate to ask whether he schedules them out in California so he can get his golf vacation in without any bad PR.
He played Saturday at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage, where he has visited now four times since 2013. At your expense.
Obama golfed with three old friends – Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme, who flew in from Hawaii, and Marty Nesbitt, who is from Chicago. Given the amount of time he spent on the links, it looks like he might have racked up 27 holes or so circling the nine-hole course. It was his third time golfing this year and the 216th of his presidency.
As he has before, Obama is staying at the home of his interior decorator, Michael Smith, and Smith’s partner, James Costos, who is the U.S. Ambassador to Spain.
Michelle Obama was reportedly expected in Aspen, where she usually skis Presidents’ Day Weekend, although I haven’t seen any confirmation that she arrived.