Polluted Presidential Pond

The first family arrived on Martha's Vineyard fully intending to avail themselves of the beach, the links and unlimited frosty licks.According to White House spokesperson Bill Burton, it appears the President plans to have a working vacation: working out daily and working "on his swing at Mink Meadows golf club." Burton elaborated: "There will be some hiking, some time at the beach" and, Lord knows, "some time at the ice cream store -- all the sort of things you do when you're at Martha's Vineyard. You enjoy the people and the good food."Obama, who is someone used to always getting his own way, might be shocked to find out that "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."  It seems the Obama beachcombers are about to get waylaid, because "portions of Tisbury Great Pond, the salt-water lagoon fronting the first family's vacation estate Blue Heron Farm, were closed earlier this week due to high levels of enterococci, an indicator...(Read Full Post)