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Obama vacationing here while wife and kids go skiing, White House says

by George Bennett | February 15th, 2013

President Barack Obama, who’s arriving at Palm Beach International Airport tonight for a golf weekend in the Treasure Coast, won’t be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama or his daughters, the White House confirmed this afternoon.

The rest of the family is on a “ski trip out West with family and friends,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Chicago this afternoon, according to a pool report.

Obama has no official business scheduled this weekend. He’s expected to play golf — with some tips from legendary instructor Butch Harmon — at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City. The private course is owned by Houston Astros owner and big Obama donor Jim Crane.

Obama played 113 rounds of golf in his first term, but none were in Florida, a key swing state where there are 1,100 courses and the sport was estimated to be a $7.5 billion industry in 2007.

12 Responses to “Obama vacationing here while wife and kids go skiing, White House says”

  1. Prez's Bill-Payer Says:

    While the President vacations and plays golf, the U.S. National Debt grows… and grows… and grows, while the median net worth of the average American gets smaller…and smaller… and smaller.

  2. T. J. Ewing Says:

    The national debt is in decline. Look it up. You won’t find it on Faux news, you’ll have to go to the U.S. Government accounting office for the real fiqures. Of course for some, they want to believe whatever the right-wing talking heads tell them and not the truth. The decline in our debt is just another Obama conspiracy I’m sure. Now, if we could just get corporate America to pay their fair share of taxes, quit with the corporate welfare that big business gets, tax the rich at a fair amount, quit fighting the so called war on drugs at least when it comes to marijuana, stop fighting and starting stupid wars that create the next generation of terrorists and quit spending more at the Pentagon that the rest of the world combined does on defense, maybe, just maybe we would NOT have a deficit problem. Every President deserves a vacation. “W” took more than any other President but I’m sure that that doesn’t matter. Geez!

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  4. Govgal Says:

    G W Bush did not take “more vacations than any other President”…there was nothing lavish about Bush…he went to his ranch and did the work of the White House there and worked on the ranch and Mrs. Bush did not go off on separate lavish vacations either. Ya know, I don’t know what it is but the Dems will STILL be bashing Bush in 2020 and thereafter…I cannot believe it. The last administration was Obama not Bush, as years pass and there will be other presidents, you will have to move on in your bashing selection, lay off Bush. David Letterman is the WORSE basher, he still brings up Bush every other night. Whats up with that obsession? Very weird. Yikes!

  5. Ted the Nimble Says:

    So the Celebrity in Chief living the life! Just a quick weekend trip on the most luxurious aircraft in the world, F-16 flying cover, instructions with a legendary golf instructor all while the girls ski out west. I don’t think this little weekend get away on our dime will cost much..not millions.
    Ahhhh The Socialists leaders life!

  6. Ted the Nimble Says:

    Tell the Community Organizer in Chief to take the rest of the 4 years off! Talk about savings!! that would add up to Trillions in savings!

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