“Best vacation I had when I was a kid was my grandmother, my mom and my sister — we traveled around the country on Greyhound buses and on trains and we stayed at Howard Johnson’s.”
although Lucianne Goldberg is skeptical:
A quick check shows O at 11 yrs. in Hawaii and Indonesia. No Greyhound. No Howard Johnsons. Must have been a composite vacay.
Barack's alleged love of HoJos might explain Michelle’s hideous aqua/orange outfit as an homage to their decor:
I wonder if the the grandma in the HoJo holiday anecdote is the same grandmother that Obama threw under the (Greyhound?) bus by calling a racist in order to protect Jeremiah Wright:
But isn’t it amazing that Mr. Obama is happy to call his sainted grandmother who raised him a racist, but he still can’t bring himself to say that Mr. Wright is one?