President Goes for a Swim in the Gulf – or Does He?


obama-swimmingPresident Barack Obama wanted to convince America that the Gulf of Mexico remains open for business.  So when he and his daughter, Sasha, took a dip in the sea off Florida this weekend, only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings.

The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region’s beaches are back to normal. Yet it soon emerged that the private beach on which it was taken, off Alligator Point in St Andrew Bay, north-west Florida, isn’t technically in the gulf.

Cynics complained that the supposed family holiday was more of a whistle-stop press tour. Barack, Michelle and Sasha Obama, plus their dog, Bo, spent just 27 hours in the important swing state.

{The Independent/}


  1. I’m not sure if this is a bizayon to the presidency. I think he’s driven it so deep into the mud, there isn’t anything left to be mevazeh.

  2. its a terrible thing for a frum newspaper to be mevaze the president on account of an account from a left wing English rag throwing mud at the president for something he did which was good and not bad. I wonder why being cynical toward the president isnt considered something to stay away from even when it is a Torah value to stay away from such lutsonis…and against someone we are supposed to have respect for and say a tefillah for each week