Skip to comments.Obama looks to boost Gulf tourism with family trip (the save Michelle's face begins!)
Posted on 08/13/2010 11:19:26 AM PDT by Justaham
President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry. The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in contrast to the family's upcoming 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, known as a destination for the wealthy and privileged.
White House officials dismiss questions about the length of the family's stay, saying that has no relation to the president's commitment to the region's recovery.
"The president is deeply committed to the folks in the Gulf region," said White House spokesman Bill Burton. He said Obama wants to ensure the people of the Gulf Coast are "made whole again after what was a terrible catastrophe."
Obama's been promoting the idea of Gulf travel as a way for Americans to help the region's recovery. The White House says the Obamas and daughter Sasha (her sister Malia's at summer camp) plan to spend much of their time in the Gulf enjoying the area's recreational activities.
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They all will be picking up oil balls, going to a soup kitchen and meeting with un-employed.
That’s all this is...saving moo-shell’s face after her disgusting flaunt of taxpayer money in Spain...what a bitch.
Far less damage was done to the Gulf by BP than by the media and the federal government. BO’s drilling ban is the real catastrophe for the Gulf’s economy.
I have a question. How are we to understand "deeply committed"? Is this different from simply "committed", or "merely committed", and if so, how?
Or is it, as I suspect, just a series of sound waves that sound good on playback, but with no connection to reality?
Actually it is another slap in the face. This fly in, fly out trip is an insult, but they are too dumb to realize it. The country is not that dumb. This is about seeing how little they can do to get themselves out of hot water. Won’t work.
You’re a non-elite. You’re not supposed to question The One. Off to a re-education camp for you...
I know...they’ll probably sleep aboard AF1...lol
You took the words out of my mouth. How can the president be so deeply committed to the Gulf when he’s just flying in and out of the place. What a crock of sh*t!
I’ll betcha Moochelle is NOT happy about the “Michelle Antoinette” comparison! So I figure she’ll find a way to work in some real lowbrow no-class stuff into this trip to the Redneck Riviera. Then again, it’s all she knows...
After which, off she jets to stay with her rich buddies for 10 days on The Vineyard. Because, of couse, she’s one of us....
*Nothing* can save her face.
It’s beyond redemption.
[but there’s always reconstructive surgery]
Obama’s idea of recreational activities is spendimg tax money,no problem he will just impose more taxes it’s the democrat way.
You are exactly right! 24 hours on the Gulf Coast is absolutely an insult. The trip to Spain was a huge mistake and they didn’t realize it until it was too late to abort it. Now 24 hours to make up for the mistake in Spain is another stupid mistake. They are dolts!
So the plan is to celebrate Ramadam in the Gulf of Mexico eating shrimp and oysters? That should make everybody happy.
Way to take one for the team Øbongo!
But I love Big Brother!!!
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