Watcher’s Council Nominations – Vacation Edition!!

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It’s simply heartwarming. It’s been just over a whole month since the fun loving Obama family enjoyed their last luxury vacay, a 17-day jaunt in Hawaii. And now it’s time to play again!

President Obama’s latest vacation was a golf weekend at an exclusive club called the Floridian, where his partner was no less than Tiger Woods.

The tab for Air Force One, his stay, the greens fees, his special Secret Service Detail (one of whom actually had the privilege of being caddy), a few lessons from the club pros… oh, just under a million taxpayer dollars. By a hair.

Oh and let’s not forget the presidential consort. Michelle and her entourage n’aime pas le golf scene and decided that skiing in Aspen was more their thing. No figures on that one, but Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, their friends, their entourage and their Secret Service Detail pretty much took over an entire resort during the President’s Day long weekend… so I’m sure it was as much if not more than President Obama’s tab.

A pity they couldn’t agree on just one family vacation instead of two. It certainly might have been a tad more economical, but I’m sure they had their reasons.

And whose counting anyway, what with the economy doing so well, gas prices so low, unemployment negligible and that nasty debt problem a thing of the past? Happy days are here again and we lowly villeins ought to be happy and grateful to pick up the bill for the excitement the presidential couple bring into our dreary lives. It’s like having our own royal family… right?


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

This week, Ask Marion, Maggie’s Notebook and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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1 thought on “Watcher’s Council Nominations – Vacation Edition!!

  1. …. The tab for Air Force One, his stay, the greens fees, his special Secret Service Detail, a few lessons from the club professionals? Just under a Million Taxpayer Dollars ….

    Close — but no Christmas Box.

    For by taking account of only the prezidential spiv kites’ operating costs and neglecting to factor in the fleet’s amortization, the author likely discounted the cost of Zero’s junketing by at least half!

    The criminal gang presently pretending to be the feral gummint’s “administrative” branch has, since 2009, been looking at replacing the B-747s with later models, which we must expect to cost around a Half Billion Dollars apiece.

    If we’re lucky.

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