home alone

USA Today: First lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters are scheduled to leave Saturday for an end-of-the-year vacation in Hawaii. When President Obama might join them remains a mystery.

“If I had to guess, I would say Wednesday,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said today.

It all depends when Congress finishes its work, including two Senate items that Obama is pushing hard: Ratification of an arms cut treaty with Russia, and repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy toward gays.

Obama will be on the phone in the next few days discussing these and other issues with key senators….he also plans to lobby senators for the DREAM Act, immigration legislation that would give children brought to the U.S. illegally a chance at residency if they attend college or serve in the military.

In the meantime, we’re sure Mrs. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha — and Bo the dog — will be thinking about Dear Old Dad working hard in chilly Washington while they hang out in sunny Hawaii.

The entire First Family will return to Washington DC January 1, 2011


In an interview with radio host Tom Joyner last week, President Obama joked that it was a foregone conclusion that his family would take off for warmer weather without him.

“Michelle has pointed out that she is leaving on the 18th with or without me,” the president joked. “So she has made her arrangements. She is like, ‘I hope you come with us, but see ya.'”

7 Responses to “home alone”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    December 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Heehee! I knew Michelle would leave him. I can just imagine her saying, “You can stay here and fool around with those Republicans. The girls and I aren’t gonna allow them to mess up our vacation. We’ll see you there!” Michelle don’t play! LOL!

    I imagine it’s bittersweet for POTUS to go home now that his ‘Toot’ is gone too. Ah well.

    • 2 Jessica
      December 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

      I did read somewhere that Michelle and the girls were leaving with or without him. I like that. Last year they didn’t leave until Christmas Eve trying to put in extra work for Healthcare.

      Can’t wait to see the ladies in their Hawaii winter wear.

  2. 3 CR
    December 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Poor baby! We appreciate POTUS working so hard! The rest of the Obama Ohana “going holo holo to Hawaii” (holo holo is Hawaiian for going walk/ride)

  3. 4 CTGirl
    December 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    It is sad that he is the “only adult in the room”… must he stay back to hold hands? Sad, that we cannot depend on our elected representatives to do the right thing… so sad! Our POTUS really needs this break… he must be exhausted!

    • 5 Anonymous
      December 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm

      I agree, and as soon he leaves you know somewhere, someone will be bitching about it, attempting to shame and deride him. I want to feel sorry for these naysayers, but negativity is a choice. There is always another side to that coin.

  4. 7 anniebella
    December 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    The President have work to do. He will join his family soon. I imagine he and they can’t wait.

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