But wait, Malcom reminds us that the Obamas are not going to be at the White House to enjoy the holidays.
"According to notices distributed to residents of an exclusive waterfront neighborhood in Hawaii, they can expect to enjoy restricted access and other inconveniences to their homes and normal lives from Dec. 17 through Jan. 6. That's about a 50% longer holiday vacation than last year.
The inconveniences stem from security requirements for the vacationing Obamas and a large number of their accompanying friends. Obama's staff will have to put up with rooms in a nearby luxury hotel.
The Coast Guard will be patrolling surrounding canals. Navy SEALs
will be doing whatever SEALs do on security detail. The Secret Service
and local police will man numerous area roadblocks and perhaps even some