Ukraine crisis threatens to interrupt President Obama's pepetual cycle of vacations and fundraising

That bastard Vladimir Putin has finally gone too far.  His mischief in the Crimea might actually scuttle President Obama’s Vacation Getaway of the Month.  Politico reports:

Vladmir Putin has put President Obama’s vacation plans on hold.

Obama is headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of Miami, Florida on Friday for an event about education and the economy that first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway.

Now, the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering.

How in the world could anyone at the White House have thought a quick family getaway was appropriate at this juncture, especially given Obama’s reputation for incessant golfing?  (There are two 18-hole golf courses at the club where they planned to stay.  Can you imagine what the press would have done to George Bush for jetting off to a golf holiday while a major world crisis like this was unfolding?)

I wasn’t exaggerating with that Obama Vacation of the Month crack, either, as Keith Koffler at White House Dossier notes “It would be the Obamas’ – each of them – third vacation of the year. And it’s only March.”  In just a couple of weeks, the First Lady will whisk the First Daughters, plus her own mother, off on a sightseeing trip to China.  

But remember, the Obamas are hard-scrabble champions of the little guy who understand how the middle class lives!  I can already picture the contemptuous sneer that will form on Vladimir Putin’s face when he sees Barack Obama hitting the links in sunny Florida while Russian troops are marching through the Crimea.


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