But not until he will not rest in Bar Harbor, Maine this weekend.
President Obama, his poll numbers tanking, will return to Martha’s Vineyard – the most Democratic spot in the bluest of blue states – for his summer vacation next month, island sources said.
Our spies on The Rock report that the first family will return to Chilmark’s Blue Heron Farm for about 10 days in August.
“It’s the same deal all over again,” said our source.
The White House declined to confirm the report, saying the prez’s schedule “cannot be confirmed” at this time. But the big buzz on the Rock is that the commander-in-chief, Michelle and the girls, Sasha and Malia, will return to The Rock about Aug. 19. And why wouldn’t they?
The fab farm where the first family beaches themselves has a basketball court for Barry, and the prez was greeted like a rock star everywhere he went. And with his approval ratings at an all-time low, a little love from the locals can’t hurt.
But what about the first lady’s plea to Americans to vacation in the Gulf region to help the oil-ravaged area and “send a different message about the extent of the spill”?
Apparently it’s yet another case of presidential do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do, because tomorrow the Obamas will head north to recreate on Maine’s Mount Desert Island for three days. And, come August, the only oil slick that will be causing the president agita will be from the fried clams at Nancy’s in Oak Bluffs!
Barry and Michelle need some love and there is no better place to bask in the Kool-Aid glow than with the Beautiful People of Martha’s Vineyard.