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Posted at 4:07 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Obamas leave Hawaii after vacation

By Perry Bacon Jr.

HONOLULU -- The time for shave ice is over.

President Obama and his family departed for Washington late Monday night Hawaii time, concluding a 12-day vacation in which the president remained almost completely out of public view.

On their last day here, the Obamas went to the zoo, the beach and a shave ice place the president always take his daughters when in Hawaii.

They also briefly visited the cemetery where Obama's maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, is buried.

After an intense first two years in office, aides who accompanied Obama here described the trip as a welcome respite in which no major news happened.

The president's flight left around 9:30 p.m. (2:30 a.m. EST). He is scheduled to land in Washington Tuesday morning and meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the afternoon.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | January 4, 2011; 4:07 AM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama, Vacation Time  
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Comments

The Hawiian Vacationer in Chief Little Spoiled Brat,from Kenya failure as President Barack Hussein Obama also needs to leave the White House by Congressional
Impeachment and go back home to his native
Kenya! Impeach Obama Now!

Posted by: Sue1980 | January 4, 2011 5:11 PM | Report abuse

>"Too little, too late for Obama. He has completely ignored the economy and jobs for his entire 2 years. Obama just needs to get out of the way and let the GOP fix it."

OK...you want the GOP to fix something their deregulation push over 6 years encouraged. That's really smart.

Anyone believing the deepest economic mess in a long time can be fixed within 2 years really ought to go back to school and get an education. On Obama's watch the economy has stabilized and is now starting to grow. Give the President a chance to complete this turn-around, rather than undermine his efforts with Fox-news driven drivel, lies and misinformation.

Posted by: 2stepbay | January 4, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Pardon me, if I don't care. He is a disgrace a fool and the worse excuse for President we have been stuck with. 2012 can't come soon enough

Posted by: nomobarry | January 4, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Too little, too late for Obama. He has completely ignored the economy and jobs for his entire 2 years. Obama just needs to get out of the way and let the GOP fix it.

Posted by: eureka60 | January 4, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Already? Geez how time flies without him.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | January 4, 2011 8:14 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: luzworley | January 4, 2011 4:41 AM | Report abuse

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