If this is a flanking maneuver intended to outfox Boehner and the Republicans, Hawaii is one hell of a flanking maneuver:
How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his Christmas vacation on Saturday in Hawaii:
— LATE ARRIVAL: The Obamas arrived in Honolulu aboard Air Force One just after midnight on Saturday, with Obama pledging before leaving that he would be back to Washington next week to continue work on the so-called fiscal cliff crisis. The family traveled immediately to their vacation home in Kailua, on the east side of Oahu.
— GOLFING: Obama golfed at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
— DINNER: Obama dined with family and friends at Morimoto, celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto’s upscale restaurant in a Waikiki hotel.
Well, the man’s earned a vacation, hasn’t he? Who wouldn’t want to fly ten hours and five time zones for a four-day jaunt and a round of golf?
I wonder if he’ll catch up with his Choom Gang buddies?
A Merry Waikiki Christmas to the First Family.