The real story is not that the first families pet arrived in a separate jet with staffers. To quote the famous radio legend Paul Harvey, “The rest of the story” is the number of vacations and golf outings the president has taken since the BP oil spill in April.
Three vacations (Ashevill, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; and now Maine.), 12 golf outings, and a white house party with Paul McCartney. Despite a promise the president made to not rest until the Gulf oil spill is resolved.
“The president was the first to walk onto the tarmac, dressed casually in a pale blue Oxford shirt and khakis. A few minutes later, the first lady, dressed in black capris, a tank-top and sandals, walked onto the runway. Shortly afterward, Malia and Sasha joined their parents.”
“Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.”