Don't worry about Obama, he's getting in his golf this weekend
With all so calm and peaceful throughout the world, it's the perfect time for Obama to kick back for a long weekend by hopping on Air Force One to Palm Springs and, with limo service provided by a Marine One chopper, attend a DNC fund raiser in Laguna Beach, speak to the graduating class of UC Irvine at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and spend 3 hours and 40 minutes playing golf at the famous Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.
According to press reports quoted in the The Desert Sun, Obama then returned to the Coachella Valley Saturday afternoon
"to presumably hang out with first lady Michelle Obama, who arrived with the president at Palm Springs International Airport about 6:30 p.m. Friday.... The schedule for the Obamas appears clear after the president's return to the desert. They are expected to depart for Washington D.C. sometime Monday morning."
But we can rest assured that everything's under control. While our commander-in-chief was getting standing Os for his remarks to the UC Irvine graduating class by attacking congressional climate change deniers while at the same time urging them to chose hope over cynicism, we are told:
"The President has been in contact with National Security Adviser Susan Rice according to a White House press pool report. He has asked her to keep him abreast on the situation in Iraq. His national security team will continue to work on the situation through the weekend in order to determine options."
I hope that Rice will be too busy holding down the fort to lie to us this morning on this week's Sunday news shows.