Has Obama made a decision on ISIS yet? I wonder if he has had time? You know, due to his very important holiday schedule.
President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate this Labor Day weekend, beginning with a trio of Democratic Party fundraisers and culminating with the assistant White House chef’s wedding.
The commander-in-chief and the first family are attending Saturday the nuptials of Sam Kass, their longtime family chef and a close friend.
Kass is being married to MSNBC host Alex Wagner at a farm-to-table restaurant in Westchester County, north of New York City.
Obama and Kass, who also serves as food policy counselor and regular presidential golfing partner, have a strong friendship. That bond was highlighted earlier this month when Obama went to Kass’ Washington apartment for dinner amid the headlines from Iraq, Ukraine and Ferguson, Missouri.
It’s long been said that a president’s most valuable commodity is his time. The fact that Obama spent five hours at Kass’ apartment on one of the 30-something aide’s final evenings as a bachelor attests to their rapport. Obama’s rounds of golf are often his only other outings that last as long — and those games often include Kass.
The first couple and daughters Malia and Sasha were attending the ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York.
The presidential clan opted for an all-black attire, with elegant summer dresses for the Obama ladies and a conservative dark suit and tie for the commander-in-chief, who caused an uproar earlier this week by donning a tan two-piece number to a press conference.