Barack gives Michelle a magnificent birthday present

Thomas Lifson
Kudos to President Obama for giving his wife a birthday present we all can envy, indeed covet. CBS News reports:

President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children.

The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls.

"As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday," a White House official said.

Just imagine for a moment if President Obama would agree to leave the rest of us alone. How wonderful would that be? He does have it within his power to make the gift to Americans permanent, too. Rumor has it that either his presidential library or presidential foundation will be set-up in Honolulu, so an early retirement to the balmy shores of Oahu would be a great gift to Americans, indeed to all humanity. How about it, Barack? Maybe on our birthday, the Fourth of July, you could bestow this gift.

However, it is hard to read this story without wondering if there is a wee bit of trouble between Mr. and Mrs. Obama. In its December 30, 2013 issue, the National Enquirer featured a cover story entitled, "Obama Marriage Explodes!" alleging that Michelle has contacted divorce lawyers and plans to serve papers on her husband after he leaves office. The reported settlement she sees give the Hyde Park mansion in Chicago to her, so she can be near her mother and home town friends, while the ex-president would take up residence in Hawaii.

Who knows? Keep in mind the Enquirer beat every other media organization to the story of John Edwards, so one cannot dismiss this as tabloid trash. The latest story of Obama's "gift" of no-Obama to his wife lends credence to the report.

 

 

Kudos to President Obama for giving his wife a birthday present we all can envy, indeed covet. CBS News reports:

President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children.

The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls.

"As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday," a White House official said.

Just imagine for a moment if President Obama would agree to leave the rest of us alone. How wonderful would that be? He does have it within his power to make the gift to Americans permanent, too. Rumor has it that either his presidential library or presidential foundation will be set-up in Honolulu, so an early retirement to the balmy shores of Oahu would be a great gift to Americans, indeed to all humanity. How about it, Barack? Maybe on our birthday, the Fourth of July, you could bestow this gift.

However, it is hard to read this story without wondering if there is a wee bit of trouble between Mr. and Mrs. Obama. In its December 30, 2013 issue, the National Enquirer featured a cover story entitled, "Obama Marriage Explodes!" alleging that Michelle has contacted divorce lawyers and plans to serve papers on her husband after he leaves office. The reported settlement she sees give the Hyde Park mansion in Chicago to her, so she can be near her mother and home town friends, while the ex-president would take up residence in Hawaii.

Who knows? Keep in mind the Enquirer beat every other media organization to the story of John Edwards, so one cannot dismiss this as tabloid trash. The latest story of Obama's "gift" of no-Obama to his wife lends credence to the report.