Obama vacation on hold — but for how long?

President Obama has vowed to remain in town while Congress wraps up whatever it is they are doing over there. DREAM Act? Packing their offices? Continuing resolution? We lost track days ago.

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia leave on schedule Saturday, and it certainly wouldn't do to have the president photographed eating shave ice and heading to the beach while lawmakers grapple with — again, whatever it is they are grappling with.

So, Robert Gibbs. When might the president leave town (so the rest of us can start our Christmas shopping)?

MR. GIBBS:  I don't — I don't know if — I don't know who's going to win the pool.

Q: Hawaii?

Q: What kind of —

MR. GIBBS: I am told.

Q: When? (Laughter.)

MR. GIBBS: You know, spin the big wheel and pick a day. I don't —

Q: Wednesday? Thursday?

Q: Robert —

MR. GIBBS: If I had to guess, I would say —

Q: Thursday. (Laughter.)

MR. GIBBS: I would say — I would say Wednesday. That's where I'd put my money right now. But I don't –          – I also said we'd get health care done in, like, August. (Laughter.)

Beltway ConfidentialUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to cut $2.5M in fees to help 300 nightlife venues

San Francisco will cut $2.5 million in fees for hundreds of entertainment… Continue reading

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

East Bay hills and Port of Oakland visible from Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)
East Bay agencies urge precautionary evacuations ahead of wind event

At least two East Bay jurisdictions suggested Sunday that residents in the… Continue reading

Nate Durand of Chug Pub created an election-themed cocktail which has several names: Biden Harris, Barris, Hiden, and/or Dem Juice. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Drink blue, no matter who

But bar parties aren’t planned for Election Day

Most Read