The White House Press Hangout In Hawaii Is Kind Of Amazing

KAILUA, Hawaii — Much has been written about the fantastic beach-side villas the First Family rents out for the winter holidays here on the eastern side of Oahu. Although far more modest, the press corps digs down the street are kind of amazing in their own way.

When President Obama is in his rental property, a group of about a dozen reporters, including wire reporters, a newspaper writer, photographers and television camera crews wait for him at a house in the same neighborhood of Kailua. When Obama leaves to play golf, workout at a gym on a nearby military base, go to the beach or eat with his family at a restaurant in Waikiki the press follows in a van near the rear of the presidential motorcade.

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