By Wyatt Earp | May 31, 2009
In these difficult economic times, Americans are tightening their purse strings and saving every cent in order to pay the bills. Thankfully, our elected representatives are hard at work trying to fix the problem, but even they need a break from the action once in a while.
Their home away from home? Why, the beach, of course! How else can the president and his closest allies show off their rock hard abs?
A select group of Beltway insiders spent the Memorial Day weekend enjoying fun in the sun, and it is the topic of my Family Security Matters article. Here’s a taste:
Memorial Day. A time for Americans to reflect upon our freedom and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for defending it. It is the most solemn of holidays, and many celebrate the day with prayer vigils and remembrances.
Of course, there are also the thousands upon thousands of Americans who consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer. And with the start of the summer season comes the obligatory road trip to the beach. Last weekend, a select group of Beltway insiders loaded up the wood-paneled station wagon and made a beeline for the Jersey shore.
This is their story.
Friday, May 22, 9:00 am – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi summoned the following people to her inner chambers: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Speaker John Boehner, former vice-president Al Gore, and President Barack Obama. Sadly, First Lady Michelle Obama told the president that he was not allowed to attend because she had a Tupperware party scheduled and he would have to serve the hors d’ouvres. The leader of the free world would be missing the trip, because he was afraid of his wife’s 8-minute arms.
When the rest of the real men arrived, Madame Speaker explained the itinerary:
“Gentlemen . . . and Al, it is my pleasure to invite you to Congressional Beach Bash, 2009. We will be departing Capitol Hill at high noon. Our destination? Fabulous Atlantic City, New Jersey! Naturally, we will not be inviting New Jersey Gov. John Corzine. The man is so pasty that he makes Robert Byrd look like George Hamilton! We will be returning in time for Tuesday’s session. Let’s get packing.”
You can read the rest of the heady goodness HERE.