Obama to hit Bali Nov. 19
From the page: “Martha’s Vineyard is OK the first 2 or 3 times you visit. And Hawaii was nice for Christmas, I suppose, but it is not as if President Obama didn’t spend about half his Christmases in Hawaii growing up. And Rio was nice last March, but Michelle missed the Carnivale, didn’t she? Now President Obama may take the Missus with an extra special vacation — er, official trip — planned in November to;
Bali Ha’i may call you,
Any night, any day,
In your heart, you’ll hear it call you:
“Come away. Come away.”
Bali Ha’i will whisper
In the wind of the sea:
“Here am I, your special island!
Come to me, come to me!”
That’s right boys and girls, Obama is headed for Bali!
There is even a special Facebook Page on it. Woo hoo.
Now Hawaii, Rio, Martha’s Vineyard and Bali may sound like a lot of vacationing in on year’s time. But CBS will be quick to point out that Bush spent like 60 days a year vacationing in such exotic locations as Crawford, Texas, and Crawford, Texas, and of course, Crawford, Texas.
Like Rio, officially this is not a vacation as he will be attending the 18-nation East Asia Summit in Bali on November 19.
“President Obama’s participation for the first time in the EAS in November,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
This does not necessarily mean his wife and their children will tag along.
This is not exactly a new report. Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika announced it in May, telling reporters: “I just met US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel. He told me Obama would visit Bali, most likely in November–Security will be coordinated by the central government, the National Police and related institutions.”
Maybe Bloody Mary can show him around.
And Robert Stacy McCain can start a fund to collect the money to go to Bali to report on this historic visit by our historic president, which is not a vacation. Wink wink, nudge nudge.”