The Washington Times - August 22, 2011, 04:10PM

Miller writes:  President Obama is chilling out at the beach while the country’s economic engine is headed for a deep freeze. Those lucky enough to have a job will slug it out at work Monday while Mr. Obama parties with the rich and powerful.

This is the third year the Obama family has escaped to the liberal, upper-crust enclave of Martha’s Vineyard. They are staying “up-island” in the town of Chilmark, far away from the troubled cities and towns of America’s heartland. The commander in chief will relax at Blue Heron Farm, a $20 million mansion he rented for its sprawling 28 acres of property complete with swimming pool, basketball court and putting green.


The elite island is the kind of place where Mr. Obama feels right at home. When he took his daughters Sasha and Malia to a bookstore on Friday, he was met with shouts of “2012,” “four more years” and “Yes we can.”

The New England locale’s frequent visitors include the likes of Bill Gates, Spike Lee, Diane Sawyer, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Meg Ryan, Woody Harrelson, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ted Danson(more)