...and the President goes on vacation

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Undeclared war in Libya, gasoline prices skyrocketing, dollar devaluing, government shuts down and what does our leader do? He goes on vacation. At least it's somewhat close to D.C. this time. From the Newport News, VA Daily Press:
UPDATE: FAA sets up no-fly zone for Obama's planned trip to Williamsburg
The leader of the free world may be coming to Williamsburg for some rest and relaxation if Congress is able to come to agreement on the budget. President Obama and the First Family are planning to visit the area this weekend in what the White House described Wednesday as a "long-planned family trip to Colonial Williamsburg."

But the trip might get grounded if a government shutdown can't be averted by Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

On Thursday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration established a no-fly zone over Williamsburg that will be in place from Friday through Monday. Jessica Wharton, spokeswoman for the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, said the no-fly zone will not affect the arrival and departure times at the airport for this weekend.

The announcement that Obama was coming generated excitement from Williamsburg Mayor Clyde Haulman. "I think it's terrific. Williamsburg was voted as the number one family destination," Haulman said. "The first family is coming to the first destination."

Haulman said that he didn't know where the Obamas would be staying or what was on their schedule. "I was just informed that they were coming. … I don't know where they're staying in Williamsburg," Haulman said.
Two lines jump out at me:
long-planned family trip to Colonial Williamsburg
and
I was just informed that they were coming
Geee -- I don't know about Mr. Haulman's case but if the President had long-standing plans to come to my little hamlet, the mayor would have known when those plans were being made. He is the city executive and would be the point man for taking care of security, finding lodging for the Prez and the entourage and for arranging dinners, etc... My bet is that Barry just wants away from the spotlight for a while and impulsively decided to go -- the long-planned is just bullshit spin.

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