By John W. Lillpop
Showing that she owns an independent streak and is not to be bullied about by the “most powerful man on the planet,” Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia in tow, joined the “Occupy Honolulu” effort, if there is even such a thing.
This journey to the land of surf and poi was made without the company of the second most influential Obama in Washington, namely, the insufferable and un-reelectable (we hope!) Barack.
What a deal, Mr. President! Instead of Wakiki beach and Hula skirts, you get to spend the holidays with the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, and Mitch McDonnell!
With that turn of events, it is little wonder that Barack has been grouchy and out of sorts lately.
As reported in part at the reference:
First lady Michelle Obama and first daughters Sasha and Malia are headed to Honolulu on Friday for a 17-day vacation — without the president.
At least for now.
With the White House and Congress embroiled in a standoff over a spending bill and payroll tax cut proposal that could lead to a government shutdown Saturday, Obama appears ready to make good on his promise to stay in Washington until the issues are resolved.
The White House announced Wednesday that the rest of the first family would leave Washington Friday evening after delivering toys and gifts to the Marines Corps’ Toys for Tots program. As of now, the president will not be on the plane with them, unless an agreement is reached in the next 36 hours.
The Obama administration is pushing Congress to approve a short-term funding bill to keep government in business until a longer-term spending resolution can be worked out.
In both of his first two years in office, Obama briefly delayed his vacation to remain in Washington while Congress completed its business.”
Alas, Mr. President, we are confident that you will make the best of the situation, given your elitist advantage!
So, Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka, sir!