Obama cuts short trip to Asia
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY | October 2, 2013
Media in Malaysia reported Wednesday, citing the prime minister’s office, that President Obama has cancelled his trip next week to the nation in order to deal with the partial government shutdown.
Reports said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak received a call from Obama early Wednesday morning local time informing him of the cancellation. The news was carried by Malaysia’s Bernama news agency as well as in the News Straits Times.
Separately, the Associated Press reported that Obama would also not be visiting the Philippines because of the shutdown.
WHOA, this must be serious. Could this mean America finally found a way to ground AF-1? His monthly travel/va-k is interrupted. He’ll just double up on vacation plans next time citing a backlog.
He never even backed down his travel plans for the Benghazi attack. Now he cites the shutdown. Even the sequester couldn’t do that! Lucky for him the golf courses are open, where business will be booming. He can practice his putting pose.
His huge carbon footprint breathes a sigh of relief. It means we get twice the lectures.