Saturday, February 16, 2013

Obama treats himself to boys' weekend in Florida

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama was facing the prospect of rattling around the White House without his family during a long weekend, so he arranged a golf outing with some buddies.

In Florida.

He high-tailed it south after a speech Friday in Chicago on building a stronger middle class and he won't return to Washington until Monday, the Presidents Day federal holiday.

Obama flew into the airport in West Palm Beach and was driven for nearly an hour to coastal Palm City and behind the gates of the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club, the resort that will be his home away from home for the weekend.

It's a weekend with the boys, presidential style.

Eyebrows might have been raised at the thought of the president, any president, skipping out of Washington, without his family, for some "me time" hundreds of miles away from the Oval Office. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are on an annual midwinter ski vacation out West.

Amazing, considering that the Democrats wanted to portray Romney as an elitist who was disconnected from the "common man".