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  1. #1 Washington Post frets that world events keep interrupting Obama’s vacations 
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    Well, we’re certainly glad that the Washington Post picked up on this story. We know it’s something that’s worried us for months on end.

    Trying to schedule a vacation — or even a weekend away — has proven next-to-impossible for the first family; world events keep conspiring to mess up their plans. Their vacation in Hawaii over Christmas was pushed back because of the health-care debate. Two months later the same issue forced the Obamas to cancel a family trip to Indonesia over spring break. And all three of the president’s most recent foreign trips — including voyages to Asia and Copenhagen — have been rearranged or postponed at the last minute.

    It should have come as no surprise, then, that soon after the Obamas announced plans to spend a long Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, a massive oil spill that for weeks had been lurking off the Gulf Coast finally made landfall, wiping out birds and fish, mucking up the shoreline and driving round-the-clock cable news coverage.

    Obama once again adjusted his schedule, announcing that he will fly to Chicago on Thursday night as planned but then leave Friday morning for a day trip to New Orleans, cutting short his first substantial visit home in more than a year.

    The military has a term for developments that wash out plans: OBE, or “overtaken by events.” Few people are more vulnerable to the phenomenon than the commander in chief, whose job description includes expecting the unexpected.

    Good lord, man, we are so relieved that the oil spill may be plugged. Now the President can finally escape from Washington, DC and his grueling schedule of basketball games, golf matches and rushed dashes to greasy hamburger joints with the Vice President Biden.

    The world is safe once again.

    Source: Washington PostWell, we’re certainly glad that the Washington Post picked up on this story. We know it’s something that’s worried us for months on end.

    Trying to schedule a vacation — or even a weekend away — has proven next-to-impossible for the first family; world events keep conspiring to mess up their plans. Their vacation in Hawaii over Christmas was pushed back because of the health-care debate. Two months later the same issue forced the Obamas to cancel a family trip to Indonesia over spring break. And all three of the president’s most recent foreign trips — including voyages to Asia and Copenhagen — have been rearranged or postponed at the last minute.

    It should have come as no surprise, then, that soon after the Obamas announced plans to spend a long Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, a massive oil spill that for weeks had been lurking off the Gulf Coast finally made landfall, wiping out birds and fish, mucking up the shoreline and driving round-the-clock cable news coverage.

    Obama once again adjusted his schedule, announcing that he will fly to Chicago on Thursday night as planned but then leave Friday morning for a day trip to New Orleans, cutting short his first substantial visit home in more than a year.

    The military has a term for developments that wash out plans: OBE, or “overtaken by events.” Few people are more vulnerable to the phenomenon than the commander in chief, whose job description includes expecting the unexpected.

    Good lord, man, we are so relieved that the oil spill may be plugged. Now the President can finally escape from Washington, DC and his grueling schedule of basketball games, golf matches and rushed dashes to greasy hamburger joints with the Vice President Biden.

    The world is safe once again.

    Source: Washington Post

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    He has been at one long party since his inauguration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    He has been at one long party since his inauguration.
    and people keep interrupting it.
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