…otherwise they might think it's okay to ride a bike without a helmet when they're older, which it is not, because head injuries cause the vast majority of bicycling deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people who don't die still wind up in the emergency room with serious head injuries from biking accidents, and the president ought to be ashamed of himself for setting this terrible example for his children and yours!
On the other hand, it can also be risky to wear a bike helmet.
Tags: Barack Obama, Martha's Vineyard, Vacation
For the rest of this week members of the press corps will be scavenging Martha's Vineyard like starving bears, hoping to snarf some exclusive crumbs from President Obama's clam roll. But POTUS has laid down this one law, which is apparently more important than anything else, even overhauling government death panels: Do not stalk the First Daughters for a picture…
Aside from wishing a good time for all, in fact, the president had one clear message yesterday for reporters, said Bill Burton, the deputy White House press secretary: "The first family would very much appreciate if you respect the privacy of the girls while they’re out here on vacation."
That was before Burton even got to the matters of whether the president would be conferring with advisers while on vacation (yes, some) or how he felt about the recent elections in Afghanistan (looking forward to hearing the results along with everybody else).
Thank you very much, Nobama, for destroying the livelihoods of these poor hardworking paparazzi who depend on your family for income.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Burton, Malia Obama, Martha's Vineyard, Sasha Obama, Vacation
Today Barack Obama jets off for a weeklong vacation on the fancy New England island of "Martha's Vineyard," a name derived from the Indian term for "many seersucker suit place." And what will he be doing there, you ask? Will he be listening to the voice of the people about health care reform? Will he be discussing the economy with his advisers?
Heavens, no. The president won't have time for such things! He'll be too busy snorting lobster rolls off John Kerry's chest and polishing his yacht to old Katharine Hepburn movies. Delightful amusements, to be sure, but is this the right signal to send when the rest of the country is in the grip of an econohealthcarepocalypse?
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Health Care, Martha's Vineyard, Vacation