The White House has announced that President Obama and his family will spend another Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The Obamas will leave Washington, D.C. for 17 days on Friday, December 19 and will return on January 4, said spokesman Josh Earnest.
“On Friday, the first family will depart the White House en route to Honolulu, Hawaii – a flight that I know the president himself is eagerly looking forward to,” Earnest said.
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner notes a report by Pacific Business News:
Obama has rented a private home in Kailua on past holiday vacations, and typically spends his time working out at the nearby Marine Corps Base Hawaii, playing golf, catching up with Punahou School classmates and dining out at such restaurants as Alan Wong’s Honolulu, [Morimoto] at The Modern Honolulu and Buzz’s Original Steakhouse in Kailua.
Bedard also reports Judicial Watch’s data showing that taxpayers have coughed up $6.2 million for only three Obama vacations, and $40 million over six years for both Obama and Biden vacations.