From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One: Earnest confirmed that FLOTUS and her daughters are on a "ski trip out West with family and friends", and won't be with POTUS in Florida this weekend. While the rest of his family will be skiing, Obama is expected to be hitting the links with golf pros and buddies in Florida.
Vice President Joe Biden and his family, according to the White House, will be in Colorado this weekend on vacation. Monday is president's day.
UPDATE: Here's the exchange aboard Air Force One:
Q There’s also a report that Mrs. Obama and her daughters are -- have a separate vacation plan for this weekend. Can you just confirm that?
MR. EARNEST: Those of you who have been covering the White House know that the First Lady and her two daughters, on a pretty annual basis around this time, will go on a ski trip out west with some family friends, and they’re doing that again this year.
Q The President doesn’t like skiing? (Laughter.)
MR. EARNEST: The President is looking forward to --
Q Colorado is a swing state. (Laughter.)
MR. EARNEST: The President is looking forward to a couple rounds of golf this weekend.
Ummm....Actually...I hope he goes golfing every day...Keep him there on the green 24/7 Maybe instead of a few furloughs he could single handedly bring about that....less is more smaller government we keep hearing so much about....You could defund and fire all of the government leeches and I wouldn't mind. Matter of fact it would be a breath of fresh air. Send them all packing off to the real world and privatize every single aspect of government...No union pass go collect $200.00 for being a leech, free card...
Originally posted by IAMTAT
Congressman Offers Amendment Defunding Obama's Golf Trips
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The amendment states:
None of the funds made available by a division of this act may be used to transport the president to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.
Gohmert cited an estimate by Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, that 341 federal employees could have avoided being furloughed had Obama not traveled to Florida for a three-day golf extravaganza.
“Perhaps, quitting furloughing all these federal employees, we’ll be able to get the Democrats and Republicans across America (and) people that don’t even hav
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