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After spending nearly $100 million taxpayer dollars on vacations over the course of 8 years (see “Obama’s Vacation Costs Expected To Top $90 Million Over 8 Years“), Obama couldn’t wait to retire to go on even more vacations. In fact, the Obamas wrapped up their last official $4 million, taxpayer-funded trip to Hawaii on January 2nd, then departed the White House on January 20th and headed straight for Palm Springs for some golf just before joining Billionaire Richard Branson on his private island in the British Virgin Islands.
Of course, the pictures that have emerged are sure to give Chris Matthews, as well as many of his other colleagues as MSNBC, that old fashioned “thrill up the leg” as they long for the good ole days under Obama rule.
And here is Branson’s blog post detailing a friendly kitesurfing competition which, of course, Obama won…but, as Branson noted, he was totally cool with the loss because of “all [Obama] has done for the world.”