MARTHA’S VINEYARD – President Obama has been interrupted so much on his vacation, he’s decided to extend it another week.
The President is on the seventh day of his nine-day vacation and because of major world events he’s had little rest and relaxation. So, the President has decided to stay on Martha’s vineyard another week.
“The President has had to deal with the financial crisis, the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime and the earthquake. He’s had very little time to play the kind of golf he intended to on his vacation. He had hoped to bring his handicap down to a 12, but he keeps getting interrupted,” said Jay Carney, the President’s spokesperson. “He can’t solve ALL the world’s problems, unless his fully rested.”
“Barack is always working,” said Michelle. “He needs some family time. Some time to finish writing his new autobiography.”
Yesterday, the President handled two conference calls with his national security team over Libya, as well as calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in between his beaching, biking and book-reading. “He wanted to watch “Jersey Shore” this week and he was interrupted with a jobs report. He was disappointed,” said Carney.
White House counterterrorism czar John Brennan has been on the Vineyard to keep Obama personally up to date on all the international developments.
The President also monitored economic affairs, including the daily gyrations of the financial markets, while finding time to take first lady Michelle Obama out to dinner and socializing with friends.
For that, he can thank Brian Deese, the deputy director of the National Economic Council, who traveled up to the Vineyard to deliver daily briefings.
And Obama led a conference call with a wide array of federal government officials to consider the latest challenge — a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit most of the East Coast, including the White House and the golf course he was playing at the time.
So, when does he get a chance to rest?
“The President has been steering the economy and solving major conflicts in the Mideast. The President is getting comfortable up here,” said Carney. “He’d prefer to work up here. He thinks he can play golf and solve the Arab-Israeli conflict at the same time. He’s a world-class multi-tasker.”
Today the president is dealing with hurricane Irene and helping to solve the problem of cracks in the Washington monument.
Rumors are that the President wants to knock down the monument and perhaps put up an Obama monument instead. “The President feels it would be the appropriate time to build a new monument in Washington.”
So, Air Force One will stay on Martha’s Vineyard for at least another week. When a reporter shouted a question to Obama about it this morning, the President simply yelled back –