We know that President Barack Obama and wife Michelle went for an early Christmas morning gym workout at a Marine base near their Hawaiian holiday home in Kailua. But we didn’t actually see them.
The press van was in a motorcade of about a dozen black vans that left near sunrise to make the short trip to the gym. So there’s the evidence that the First Couple did in fact go work out. But none of us in the traveling press actually saw them. (The last sighting was when they landed in Hawaii yesterday)
While they worked out (we imagine weights, treadmill, bicycle, and any other equipment on hand), the press went to the McDonald’s on base (quite the opposite of a workout) where the trash receptacles were labeled “Mahalo” instead of “Thank you.”
We’ve been wondering what present Obama gave his wife for their first Christmas as president and first lady. Well THIS JUST IN: the First Couple is NOT exchanging gifts with each other this year, but will exchange gifts with their daughters, the White House said.
And Christmas dinner for the first family will include roast beef and potatoes.
It’s a cloudy, drizzly morning in Kailua. The egrets are out, the palm trees are swaying, and we’re waiting for a glimpse…