Obamas: Home for the holiday 

"Well that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!" Robert Downey Jr., "Home for the Holidays"

For the first time since anyone can remember, the president and first lady are skipping Camp David to spend Thanksgiving at the White House. Among other things, Obama is going to keep working on Afghanistan.

Even so, it's a little unexpected -- the Thanksgiving holiday week at the White House traditionally follows a familiar trajectory: pardon the turkey in the Rose Garden, receive bizarre, carriage-driven delivery of the White House Christmas tree, then off to Camp David to give staff and Secret Service time off with their families.

The Thanksgiving weekend is also when an army of volunteers descends on the White House to do the Christmas decorations.

The Obamas love Camp David. The Bush family also loved Camp David -- President Clinton hated Camp David, because the abundant pine or whatever did a serious number on his allergies.

So anyway Mr. President, since you're not using it.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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