The Obama's Stayed at our farm....
Retrieved for Edumacational Porpoises by Pat Darnell
The specter of Kennedy's lingers still on the wind of Democrat Presidents:
" ... President Barack Obama has been in hard-core "no drama" form. He and his family have eschewed the island's ritzy restaurants and its swirling social scene, instead mostly staying close to home at the 30-acre farm they're renting. ... "
" ... Still, this trip seems to be starting off on a lower key than last year's, when the president and first lady dined out on their third night in town. But it's a difficult comparison to make because outside events, especially the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., intervened last year. Plus, it was Obama's first vacation here as president. [SOURCE] ... "
Style of Prez BHO Vacationing
" ... Local papers have run stories on the lower level of buzz surrounding this year's visit, but there's still plenty of excitement on display. Signs welcoming Obama dot the island, including this good-natured warning from one local household: "Welcome Obama. Watch out for ticks."
Cafes and shops have named ice cream and drinks after the president. Patrons at Mocha Mott's coffee shop can enjoy a "Mocha/Bama" - mocha with milk and white chocolate.
But Vineyard residents have taken note of the president's low-key style. It stands in particular contrast to that of former President Bill Clinton, who was a fixture of the island's political and literary social scene in six summers here during his presidency. (AP Associated Press reporters Mark S. Smith and Glen Johnson contributed to this report from Vineyard Haven, Mass.) ... "