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Obama goes to the beach, golfs on last day of vacation

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:43 p.m. HST, Aug 17, 2013

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. >> President Barack Obama hit the links on his Martha's Vineyard vacation with comedian Larry David.

The president played five hours of golf Saturday in an unlikely foursome that included the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star, former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part owner of the Boston Celtics.

Obama spent a couple hours Saturday morning with his wife and daughters on a private beach on the island's south shore. The first family went out for dinner Saturday night at The Boathouse Restaurant, which overlooks the harbor in historic Edgartown.

The president has kept a low profile during his stay and spent most days golfing. He spoke out publicly only once, to condemn escalating violence in Egypt. He flies back to Washington on Sunday night.

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puamamane wrote:
Last day until his next one in a few weeks
on August 17,2013 | 06:37AM
gary360 wrote:
Aw, geez I am so sorry you couldn't stay longer on my hard earned tax dollars. Perfect shot on the golf course, exacted what he's like. a@@h###
on August 17,2013 | 06:38AM
gary360 wrote:
P.S. since you're a multi millionaire, how 'bout paying for your own vacations.
on August 17,2013 | 06:40AM
DTM622 wrote:
We need a report on his work, not his many vacations. When he is not onvacatin he is either golfingor playing basketballl. Its a miracle he has time for vacations.
on August 17,2013 | 07:27AM
Venus1 wrote:
Why do you post Hate!!! Are you his scheduler ????
on August 17,2013 | 09:20AM
Big C wrote:
For those that complain about President Obama. If you think you can do better, do something. Always remember, you can always renounce your US Citizenship and more to a different country.
on August 17,2013 | 07:41AM
ya_think wrote:
So you think I need to renounce my citizenship because I think this guy and hi whole administration is a joke? Nah I don't think so, what we need is more people seeing what a messed up administration was voted in.....
on August 17,2013 | 08:29AM
Kawipoo wrote:
What does the C stand for, communist?
on August 17,2013 | 08:49AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Big C...your last sentence shows your ignorance.
on August 17,2013 | 12:28PM
honopic wrote:
For those complaining about the president's vacation time, please view the accompanying video comparing the number of vacation days he's spent in office to those of George W. Bush. 'Nuff said.
on August 17,2013 | 08:47AM
puamamane wrote:
Still blaming Bush?
on August 17,2013 | 09:32AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Bush spent most of his vacations at his ranch in Texas and at the presidential retreat at Camp David and at a fraction of the cost of what Obama is spending on his and his family's vacations.
on August 17,2013 | 09:52AM
DAGR81 wrote:
...and Bush's vacations were mostly working vacations.
on August 17,2013 | 04:27PM
honopic wrote:
Working on what? Clearing Shrub and re-reading "My Pet Goat?"
on August 17,2013 | 07:41PM
Venus1 wrote:
A well deserved family time!!! Enjoy!!
on August 17,2013 | 09:18AM
DAGR81 wrote:
You have got to be kidding.
on August 17,2013 | 04:27PM
GWakai02 wrote:
I recommend he spend his next vacation on Maui the next time. Nice beaches there, a good place to go swimming would be Palauea Beach, Makena. Aloha
on August 17,2013 | 09:55AM
false wrote:
Maybe he'll be lucky and attract some tiger sharks in Maui.
on August 17,2013 | 06:57PM
meat wrote:
"Obama has kept a low profile" during all of his PHONY scandals, but is in the spotlight a lot when waisting the tax payers dime. What a PHONY leader in chief.
on August 17,2013 | 10:08AM
Kahu Matu wrote:
For all of us who cannot afford vacations or to take time off of work, all of his vacations remind me of just how different he lives than the rest of the nation he represents. If he's not on vacation, he's having parties at the White House or having Political Fundraisers. When will he get to work and fix the debacle of Obamacare or even a few of the other problems his administration has caused.
on August 17,2013 | 11:08AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Getting to work is not on his bucket list.
on August 17,2013 | 04:29PM
Iuki wrote:
Oh, good grief! Those who begrudge our President and his family a one-week vacation just hate him anyway. No matter what he does, they find fault. Republican presidents, including the two Bushes and Reagan were well known for long, frequent vacations. Where were the complaints then?
on August 17,2013 | 12:23PM
DAGR81 wrote:
I am limited to 15 days of paid vacation annually. When I go on vacation my costs( travel, meals, entertainment and other incidentals) are paid by me and not my employer. Is this true for the Obamas also?
on August 17,2013 | 12:25PM
samidunn wrote:
Bet that water is cold.
on August 17,2013 | 02:21PM
BKauai wrote:
Don't feel too sorry for them, they'll surely embark on another vacation very soon. Heck, their last vacation, the $100 million trip to Africa, was just about a month ago.
on August 17,2013 | 04:17PM
jussayin wrote:
Obama has done a wonderful job of keeping his popularity while not being able to lead and accomplish much. One can blame either party but he's the 'CEO of our Company'. Having said this, not sure how the Republicans would do unless they went right center. But America is amazing as the companies are thriving for the most part despite the lack of policy decisions on the hill. And that's why the unemployment rate has dropped, stock market is high, etc.
on August 17,2013 | 09:44PM
Skyler wrote:
It won't be long before he's back here for vacation. In the past couple of weeks there have been 2 escort training sessions: one near the airport & one on the Windward side (Olomana).
on August 17,2013 | 10:53PM
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