Ambulance Sent To Obama's Compound In Hawaii

Administration official: Child of Obama family friend injured on vacation, first family is fine.

President Barack Obama has abruptly ended a round of golf and sped toward his family's vacation home for what is being described as a "personal matter." An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound.

White House aides said the speedy departure and return to the president's home was not a matter of national security or because of a threat to Obama's safety.

Obama was playing golf when reporters who travel with him were quickly assembled for a return to the first family's neighborhood.

Journalists saw an ambulance speed past with its lights on, heading toward the end of Obama's street. The ambulance would have passed through a security checkpoint at the end of the street.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Angry American Chic Location: every corner of the US on Dec 31, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    Hope your vaction's going well Mr. Obama. We working Americans are terrified to fly and shuttering about all the money you have spent, that America doesn't have or ever will. Sleep soundly while Americans who don't have jobs and are afraid of losing all we have. You in your one year of office are a disgrace to America and all we stand for, including our consitution. (and your wife is the worst with her flip-flops)
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    James, do you think it costs more to fly to Texas or Hawaii from DC? How much did the house they rented cost? Bush already owned the house he vacationed at. Not to mention do you think all the rest of the people that lived in that neighborhood were actually allowed to stay in their houses during his visit? Why did he not take a vacation to his house i9n Chicago? Has he even been back to Chicago since he was elected? What did Bush do while he was on vacation? He spent the time WORKING on his ranch, work that Obama has never even thought of doing, Obama has no idea of what a hard day of WORK is.
  • by to those judging on Dec 30, 2009 at 04:15 PM
    Reading all these comments - it seems pretty easy to critize when you're not in his shoes, isn't it? Walk a mile in another's shoes before you judge them so quickly.
  • by marine mom Location: washington on Dec 30, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    Its not about him taking a vacation, its about how he handled 2 differnet situations, one of national security and one of just a family incident..
  • by James Location: Greenville on Dec 30, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    I'm sorry. That math does not add up to me. You are going to tell me that two weeks in Hawaii cost more than a month in Texas? Prove it!
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    Maybe Obama gets more work done while playing on golf course than he does partying at the white house. Air Force 1 is just a white house that flies. I beleive the Hawaiian vacation costs tens or possibly hundreds of thousands more than the Crawford Texas vacation package.
  • by james Location: greenville on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    And William, how many vacations did Bush 43 take, for months at a time at that. You probably did not say anything about that.
  • by william Location: pink hill on Dec 29, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    its nice to know that while millons of americans are out of work and cant afford christmas that our leader is of to hawaii for another vacation most people in the real world have to work a full year to get for me next time and let a real american that knows what this country needs.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 29, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    Scooter, he is lucky this did not turn into the Christmas Day Murder by terrorists. He fluffed it off as an alledged incident. Now that is presidential if you run a country like Iran. Is it me or is he fluffing off all that the terrorists, all three incidents in the past 3 months, as criminal? No, Mr President, they are acts of terror bent and determined to kill Americans, who you lead not, anyway they can. You gettin this Mr "one term" president? By the way, we aren't as stupid as you think and you certainly, are not the smartest man in the world, miracle of the teleprompter.....
  • by Scooter Location: Washington on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    So Somebody falls down in his Hawaii compound and he jets off the golf course. But we get Christmas Day terrorist attacks and he has time for the back nine? His priorities are all out of order. America needs a leader and not a spineless puppet reading a teleprompter.

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