100 steaks, check! Arugula for all, check! 500 man entourage (including best bud Reg on all my overseas gigs), check! Trips to Europe for Meesh and the girls, check! Every night is party night in the White House, check! $100,000 dinner and a date in NYC with Meesh, check!
It's good to be the king! Can you imagine the media horror if Bush so much as considered such outrageous ostentation during the worst financial crisis since the great depression (or any time, for the matter)? The media screamed outrage when Bush dropped in on his home in Crawford.Helen Thomas would have a cow if Bush pulled something like this.
Obama and his family have rented a farm in Martha's Vineyard for their
summer vacation next month. They will start their vacation the last
week of August, according to reports.
According to the Vineyard Gazette, the Obamas have rented the Blue Heron Farm. The farm is located on 28.5-acres. No one is quite sure how much the rental is costing the Obamas, but similar properties rent for $35,000 to $50,000 a week.
It has been reported that the Obama family will have access to a private portion of Squibnocket Beach.
The choice of a perfect rental property on Martha's vineyard has taken many months. Over 20 properties had been examined by Obama's aides and the secret service.
People will argue that he doesn't deserve a big vacation when the country is in such bad a bad economic state. Others will say that Obama has been working hard since the day he took office.
The Obamas will spend their vacation at the Blue Heron Farm, a private estate in Chilmark, the Martha's Vineyard Times reported Thursday.
The estate sold for more than $20 million in 2005, boasts a renovated 10,000-plus-square-foot historic farmhouse and has more than 30 acres of privacy, according to the Boston Herald, a bonus for the Secret Service and aides who want to keep away paparazzi and curious onlookers.