First Lady proposes coup as Obama family finishes Hawaii vacation
All good things must come to an end, including presidential vacations.
After several golf games, beach days and dinners out, President Barack Obama and his family are leaving Hawaii to head back to Washington and the waiting White House.
Unless First Lady Michelle Obama has anything to say about it, that is.
“I’m trying to mount a coup,” Mrs. Obama joked to reporters about staying in the sunny island state. “Are we all in?”
The president may wish that coup had succeeded when he gets back to Washington on Monday. A debate about U.S. national security in the wake of the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day awaits him upon his return.
The president spent about 11 days in Hawaii, the state where he grew up, mixing family time with work time.
On Friday he took his girls, Sasha and Malia, for “shave ice” — a kind of snow cone that is a local trademark. (For those who were wondering, Obama does not take his shave ice with beans at the bottom — that is an option — but does take a scoop of ice cream.)
Sunday he started the day off with a golf game and ended it with a visit to the zoo, where Mrs. Obama announced her proposed coup.
The family arrives in wintry Washington on Monday.
Photo credit: Reuters/Hugh Gentry (sun rises over Kailua Bay near where Obama stayed in Hawaii)