For a press that couldn’t get enough of Barack Hussein Obama, suddenly there is radio silence. For a man who could never get enough of the limelight, it’s odd.
After the inauguration, he went to California, then to the Virgin Islands to stay with megawealthy Richard Branson.
The latest report I see comes from AOL March 30:
Earlier this month Obama headed to French Polynesia alone after leaving Hawaii. The former commander in chief took to the quiet island of Tetiaroa in the South Pacific that is reportedly owned by Marlon Brando. The 35-villa resort he is staying at is eco-friendly and offers rooms that range from $2,150 to $13,201 per night.
“He is enjoying a lower profile where he can relax, reflect and enjoy his family and friends,” said his former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, according to the Washington Post.
Both Barack and Michelle Obama have recently signed book deals with Penguin Random House, leading many to believe the former president is using his island alone time to work on his next publication. According to Vanity Fair, Obama is holed up working on his White House memoir.
That would be a new one, since most analysts agree that he did not write his earlier memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” and that it was probably written by mentor Bill Ayres.
Is Ayres there helping him or someone else?
Curious, too, since Obama said he wanted to stay in DC because “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish. Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough,” he said.
Except he’s not there now, is he?
Malia’s not there either. She’s in New York interning under entertainment titan Harvey Weinstein and going to bars where the under 21 year-old has picked fights with conservatives she’s encountered.
According to the Gateway pundit: “The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him.
“Multiple witnesses watched as Malia Obama, Obama’s oldest daughter, ran up to Wintrich with the intent of stirring up controversy. Wintrich believes at the point of altercation she was intoxicated, which should bring everyone back to those other moments of infamy when Barack’s daughter decided to ‘act out’.
“Wintrich attempted to snap a picture of Malia before she ran up to him furious. She asked Wintrich to confirm who he was before accosting him and saying: ‘If you wanna have a conversation, let’s sit down, let’s have a real conversation.’”
Daddy doesn’t seem to have prioritized her, does he?
As for Michelle, she apparently isn’t with Barack. She visited Sasha’s Sidwell Friends school recently, but other than that has only been in the news for this new hair style, which has been praised for its natural look.
The couple has a website, The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, which says “We Love You Back” as the couple looks out at the Washington monument from the White House. It is www.barackobama.com. But when you look at it for schedules, about, contacts all you get is a form to fill out for your email address.
Could it be Obama wanted to get as far away from the DC doings as possible because he’s involved in it?
You’d think the press would be curious. Nah, evidently not. Therein is the damaging possibilities.