(CNN) - President Barack Obama left for Camp David on Marine One Friday but, in a twist that has left some White House reporters scratching their heads, he apparently arrived at the presidential retreat by car.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained the decision not to land at Camp David was made in advance because of the weather. Marine One landed at an alternate site near Frederick, Maryland and the president and his daughter, Sasha, rode in a motorcade the rest of way to the compound.
This one more mainstream media news for their ratings shame
I think this president needs strong and thorough security......
The strategy of being "The Adult" in the room only works if you are dealing with reasonable people, and the Republican Tea Party are crazy. The President supporters are growing tired of this White House looking like push overs. The President needs to go to the hardest hit area by this economy a do town halls. It will be tough, but it will send a strong message that his policy will help but, he needs a congress that will help him. The President has to stop asking and start demanding from Republicans.
White House diverts Marine One, raises questions
Raises questions about WHAT CNN??? Maybe – UNLIKE other candidates we know – he did not want to EXPOSE his daughter to the press. Have you noticed – you hardly EVER see the Obama children in the PRESS!!!???
If you were carrying someone like Obama wouldn't you divert from landing in a public place to a place in the outback where no one could see who you were associated with.
Can we sue the givernment for spending our tax dollars when they don't have the money to spend wouldn't that be called bad investments for our future.
That is an awesome chopper!
It's only money. Our money really and we really can't afford it but no concern of the President.
I take it there's not enough news about the quitter from AK so this makes the news? We are using my husband's car instead of mine to do some much needed fridge shopping (we lost everything to Irene after four days without power).
There, I bet nobody is interested either!
A crack Marine pilot could have gotten a helo into and out of the site with very little risk. But when your passenger is the President, very little is too much. So they divert.
On the other hand, if you're a conspiracy freak, then this was the perfect opportunity for the super-secretive Meeting That Did Not Happen. Fill in your choice of fantasy here.
This is NOT news, CNN. Focus on how the GOBP is trying to ruin the economy in order to win an election. Focus on how the racism (along with sexism, ageism, classism and general bigotry, hate and ignorance) on the right far exceeds the alleged racism of a few CBC members. Focus on how corporations like yourself (CNN) seek to dominate and control our media and politics. This story is garbage, and another attempt to divert America from focusing on the real issues.
What's so headscratching about an alternate landing site due to bad weather? CNN, you have lost ALL credibility, and are on par with cheap tabloids and Fox News.
Weather divert. What's the question? It happens all the time.
I have it on good authority that the Real Obama was snatched away on a UFO and replaced with a Repug Obama.
Oh, wait, that was last year.