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7/27/09 10:17 A

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I've said it before, but after years of First Couples who weren't much more than polite to each other, it is WONDERFUL to have a President and First Lady who are obviously dizzy in love, even after sixteen years of marriage and two kids.

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SPARKLE1908's Photo SPARKLE1908 Posts: 13,722
7/27/09 8:04 A

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LOL@Coachpenny!!!

Michelle WOULD kick his a** and Sasha/Malia would be VERY DISAPPOINTED in him...with the way they adore their dad, he wouldn't dare mess that up!!!!

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COACHPENNY's Photo COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
7/27/09 1:37 A

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So true.



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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,759
7/26/09 11:37 P

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We've all seen the way they look at each other -- never happen.

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COACHPENNY's Photo COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
7/26/09 10:46 P

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Oh he wouldn't pull that crap on Michele....she'd whoop his a$$!!



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SPARKLE1908's Photo SPARKLE1908 Posts: 13,722
7/26/09 9:21 P

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They would find a reason to complain regardless of where he went...at least we'll know where he is, unlike Gov. Sanford....

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COACHPENNY's Photo COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
7/26/09 1:31 P

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Hey and how much of the "maintenance" done on that big ole Texas ranch got placed on the taxpayer's tab without our knowledge? Rich people know better than anybody how to milk the system.



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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,759
7/26/09 12:40 P

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How much vacation did The Shrub take on the taxpayers' dime? It's the Obamas' money; they can spend it however they like.

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And they're only going for one week. If I'm remembering correctly, Dubya generally took off the whole MONTH of August - because he worked SO hard the rest of the year. emoticon

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7/25/09 4:54 P

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If people complain they need to think..it's not like the First Family can check into a double room at any Motel 6 near a freeway off ramp for sakes. It's not always about privilege..it's about safety, and also about not inconveniencing other guests with the necessary shenanigans of the secret service as well.

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7/25/09 1:24 P

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Well it's not like they have a big ranch to go to all the time.

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7/25/09 12:05 P

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I'm sure the Repugs will have a problem with it, but why should they? The Obamas are paying their own way, for heaven's sake. And didn't the Clintons vacation on Martha's Vineyard during Bill's presidency? The Bushes had Kinnebunkport. Everyone needs to get away, and if the Secret Service is ok with it, so am I. Jealous, but otherwise ok. emoticon

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7/25/09 9:39 A

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Got this off Yahoo!.. How many Conservatives are going to complain about their vacation? Considering that the Secret Service said "No" to other spots. Heck "W" only bought the Crawford Ranch to make himself look like an ordinary citizen



Martha's Vineyard
Obamas Headed for Vineyard Vacation
by Claudine Zap

It's hard to pick the perfect escape when you're the leader of the free world. But word has it that the Obamas have found the hideaway they need: A 28-acre, $20-million property on Martha's Vineyard Island, off the coast of Massachusetts, called Blue Heron Farm. The 10,000-square-foot retreat has everything a president wanting some downtime needs, including a swimming pool, basketball court, and golf tee. And it is even dog-friendly.

The Obama family will pay its own way for a one-week getaway at the end of August, and it's not cheap: Rents reportedly run from $35-$50,000 a week for similar homes. (Not surprisingly, the town of Chilmark, where they're headed, was voted the most expensive small town in America a couple years back. And that was before the First Family said they'd be coming.)

While it may seem elitist in mid-recession to turn up at an exclusive resort, consider this: The Secret Service rejected some 20 other vacation spots before Blue Heron Farm got the seal of approval.

As the AP notes, the Obamas' visit is not as bad as you thinkit actually adds to the rich history of the place: In the old days, black families vacationed on the island because they were unwelcome elsewhere. Now prominent African Americans who choose to spend their summers there include director Spike Lee, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (yes, that Henry Louis Gates), and Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.

The cost of taking a week's vacation when you are the president is undoubtedly high. But the value of family time, we're sure, is priceless.




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