Barack and Michelle Obama are spending 27 hours in Florida this weekend. While visiting the Sunshie State Obama urged Americans to vacation in the Gulf. Michelle and Barack, however, will be spending their vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
He did take a dip in the water while he was there.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha swim at Alligator Point in Panama City Beach, Florida, August 14, 2010. (Reuters)
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The BBC reported:
Barack Obama says the Gulf environment will be restored “no matter how long it takes”.
President Obama has urged Americans to “come on down and visit” Florida to help revive the economy stricken by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mr Obama said oil was no longer flowing into the Gulf but “our job is not finished and we are not going anywhere until it is.”
The president is visiting Florida with his wife and elder daughter.
Hat Tip Gini