Obama's had enough - takes helicopter and leaves White House
After two and a half weeks, President Obama has had enough. He's leaving. Well, for 24 hours anyway.
He's starting to fit into this presidency thing.
He spent last week signing bills, talking about his priority, blasting the other party for holding him up, cringing over a "screw-up", going to a performance at the Kennedy Center, and doing his weekly radio address.
And the pundits have been doing what the pundits do.
Some say he's had a great week, if not legendary (Rachel Maddow). Others say the wheels are falling off and he's doing irreparable damage to the country (Laura Ingraham). Polls, by the way show that the American people are still supportive.
Before he continues to be legendary or further damage the country though, he's taking a break. He's doing what presidents have done since the days of FDR.
President Obama, First Lady Michelle, daughter Sasha, and an unknown but presumably non-hostile friend of Sasha's were seen boarding Marine One (the presidential helicopter) this afternoon around 3:45pm.
The president gave a short speech on his way out.
"Nice day," he said.
No word yet on a Republican response to the president's statement.