Yes, Obama Had His Dog and Basketballs Airlifted to Martha’s Vineyard

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:35 am
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You can’t make this stuff up. Used to be his wife got a spearate plane as the Obamas traveled to their lavish vacation getaway. Well now his dogs also flies separately. Unreal. When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.

When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.

Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.

Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

In the air he swapped his suit and tie for khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves, while Mrs Obama wore a yellow-and-white summer dress.

When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.

Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.

It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.

Only the best for, as Nick Searcy called Bo, The First Snack. No wonder it was a British newspaper that reported this, as Obama’s media lapdogs surely never would. Iowahawk sums things up nicely.

 

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One Response to “Yes, Obama Had His Dog and Basketballs Airlifted to Martha’s Vineyard”

  1. Blue Hen on 12/12/13 at 12:32 pm

    Why in Hell are Ospreys being used on these flights? Their cost and complexity was justified for use on complex missions. Such flights have been done with helicopters, at lower cost, for almost 50 years.