Submitted By Todd on August 28th at 3:38pm
Bus now idling getting ready to leave Blue Heron farm. Pres and farm apparently kept it low key this morning. Rumor is we're in for 18 holes of golf at Farm Neck. Status on bus toilet - in operation, but use w utmost discretion. Arrived at vineyard golf course around 1:20. No confirmation on golfing buds. Obama is said to be special guest of club, since "strict" member policy. Has also left blackberry at home, we hear, since no cells allowed. Cloudy here and slightly cool. Breezes picking up and out of town pool is buzzing about hurricane.Weather news isn't great - here's the forecast for tomorrow.
Showers with thunderstorms likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Windy and humid. Near steady temperature in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph...increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.The President, meanwhile, is still in search of the perfect wave, as it were.
After a mid-August trip to America's national parks and a weeklong vacation on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama plans ... to take a little more time away from the office next week. Obama will head to Camp David on Wednesday, Sept. 2, and stay through the weekend, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters in a Thursday briefing.The last couple of months have been a disaster for a presidency begun with so much hope, so it makes sense to get rested up and prepared to start over. But what if he starts to look inappropriate?
Politico reports that the President is taking a vacation after his vacation. Several readers, presumably progressives and liberals who voted for Barack Obama, responded negatively -- and with the kind of crude and vulgar name-calling one expects from the right-wing blogosphere -- to my Wednesday column knocking the First Family's Martha's Vineyard holiday while unemployment heads toward 10 percent and Mr. Obama leaves Congress to grapple with the health care reform. And he's only been on the job seven months.