With Independence Day falling on a Thursday, President Obama looks to be making a long weekend out of the holiday.
As the Egyptian military begins to exert itself amid escalating violence in that country and the crisis drives up the price of crude oil, the president hit the golf links on Friday.
“One day after July 4, and one day before the weekend, Obama took a motorcade to Joint Base Andrews for a round of golf with long-time friends Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker,” reported USA Today.
And after an exhausting 18 holes, the president is scheduled to board the Marine One helicopter for a trip to Camp David, where he will spend the weekend.
Is it possible that Secretary of State John Kerry is manning the fort on the Egypt crisis while Obama pursues recreational pleasures?
Last we heard, Kerry was getting his “kayak” on in Nantucket Sound.
According to the Boston Herald, Kerry is seen in the photo below on a single-person kayak near a boat after launching from the beach behind his home in Nantucket on Thursday afternoon. This is on the heels of reports that he was on his yacht Wednesday as the Egyptian military ousted President Morsi.
Even as spokesperson Jen Psaki insisted he “was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt.”
After saying Wednesday that “any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate,” Psaki amended her statement Friday to state: “While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council.”
God help us if this administration is truly tested on the scale of a Pearl Harbor or 9/11 attack.