But different strokes for different folk. I guess the arrangement works for Barack and Michelle Obama as it has been reported Barack landed in Tahiti to spend a full month at a resort called The Brando.
The resort isn’t too shabby, not shabby at all. I could manage a month there, no problem. But alone?
The coverage of this extended stay has run the gamut, from the lib take The Hill, who is non-plussed by it all, preferring to note that the resort is eco-friendly. Ha ha.
Then there’s the crazy right, convinced this is the end of the Obama marriage.
I come in at this somewhere in -between. If Michelle says fine, then it’s none of our business what Barack does. But I do wonder how many wives would be so supportive?
Wanna go fishing for the weekend alone? Fine. Wanna head up to RI without me? Fine. But a month on the island of Tahiti without me, I’d think something was the matter.
I suspect Barack, fresh off getting a $60million deal for writing his post-presidency book, feels the need for complete isolation to pen his tome, a glowing report of his eight years. Kinda reminiscent of Hemingway’s approach, being in Cuba or in Key West.
Still, it goes back to the question at hand…would you be okay with waving goodbye to your spouse for a month? And not a month serving in Afghanistan, not a month volunteering for a mission overseas, not a month of caring for an aging parent, but a 100% sybaritic month, lounging on a beach, being brought drinks by lovely native women. Nope.