President Obama has canceled a vacation to Montana scheduled this weekend, local police confirm to Fox News. The first family was slated to visit Whitefish, Montana from July 8-10.He's actually going to pretend he's working this weekend? Somehow I imagine he'll still manage to squeeze some golf into his "busy" schedule.
"He was coming in for a brief vacation, this was all before the budget crisis hit, we were gearing up until last Friday, and then heard from Secret Service it was canceled," Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial said.
Obama announced Thursday that he was asking lawmakers and staff to work through the weekend and that leaders would come back to the White House on Sunday for another meeting to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling. Republicans and Democrats are battling out the details of a deal ahead of an August 2 deadline where the U.S. would default on its loans.
Obama said a lot of work needed to be done between now and then and that expectation, "at that point, the parties will at least know where each other's bottom lines are and will hopefully be in a position to then start engaging in the hard bargaining that's necessary to get a deal done," Obama said.
Dial says they were first contacted three to four weeks ago and they had begun getting the sheriff's department, local police and border patrol ready.
Friday, July 08, 2011
Heartbreaking: Obama Cancels Weekend Getaway
You know who's really distraught over this? Well, nobody actually.