Obamas: Home for the holiday

“Well that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!” Robert Downey Jr., “Home for the Holidays”

For the first time since anyone can remember, the president and first lady are skipping Camp David to spend Thanksgiving at the White House. Among other things, Obama is going to keep working on Afghanistan.

Even so, it's a little unexpected — the Thanksgiving holiday week at the White House traditionally follows a familiar trajectory: pardon the turkey in the Rose Garden, receive bizarre, carriage-driven delivery of the White House Christmas tree, then off to Camp David to give staff and Secret Service time off with their families.

The Thanksgiving weekend is also when an army of volunteers descends on the White House to do the Christmas decorations.

The Obamas love Camp David. The Bush family also loved Camp David — President Clinton hated Camp David, because the abundant pine or whatever did a serious number on his allergies.

So anyway Mr. President, since you're not using it…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(Shutterstock)
Breed: SF receives 3.6K state access codes giving teachers vaccine priority

San Francisco has received its first vaccine priority access codes from the… Continue reading

Charles Joseph, who is represented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, is facing deportation to Fiji. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Giving immigrants a second chance after incarceration

Legislation would allow some faced with deportation a chance to challenge their old convictions

The San Francisco Police Department released body camera footage of the alleged assault on Dacari Spiers. (Via SFPD Body Cam)
SF police officer to stand trial for assault over baton beating

A San Francisco police officer who prosecutors say unnecessarily beat a man… Continue reading

Mayor London Breed announced The City’s return to the red tier for COVID-19 precautions at Pier 39 on Tuesday<ins>, March 2, 2021</ins>. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco enters red COVID tier, indoor dining to resume

Museums and gyms can reopen with capacity limits

Cole Odin Berggren, community programs director and drum and DJ instructor at Blue Bear School of Music in The City, holds a JackTrip device, which he says has greatly improved students’ experience of making music online. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
COVID-era musicians beginning to make connections

Software eliminates pesky delay plaguing most systems

Most Read