I wonder if the Obama family plans to spend any time at Spitting Cave while they are in Hawaii. I am aware that there is one of those meaningless White House petitions going around, demanding that they forgo the annual trek to the islands and save the taxpayers $4 million, but that will never happen.
Spitting Cave is a cliff diving spot. BTW, remember back in the day when they used to show cliff diving on the weekend sport shows? Wonder why that is less marketable than some of the other things that pass for sports now. I think it would be a great photo op to get the president in a picture with a cliff diver.
So the question is will he or won't he? - let our country go off the proverbial fiscal cliff, that is. There are arguments to be made on both sides of the issue. A large and unavoidable one being that he is a second term president with little to fear at this point. It isn't like we can un-elect him. It isn't like he really cares about America or its economy. My money is on the Obama's vacationing in Hawaii regardless of the situation. And, if I had to venture a guess, I would bet that the cliff looms large and unavoidable.
If a crisis is averted, it will only be because a large group of Repubs acquiesce and agree to things that no real conservative should agree to. There is really no way that any of the negatives of the situation will be blamed on anyone else, so I think they should stand their ground. There is a reason why McConnell LOL'd at Geitner's presentation of the administration's proposals. The unspoken plan is to keep offering nothing at the table, but run to the press with a plethora of sob stories about how uncooperative the Right is.