Meanwhile, In Hawaii

Rejoice mortals, for the daily update of Glorious Leader's Hawaiian vacation is nigh.

From the Associated Press:

How President Barack Obama spent the 13th day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:

  • SNORKELING: The first family began the New Year under mostly sunny skies as they left their rental home in the small town of Kailua, outside Honolulu, for a snorkeling excursion.
  • The president's motorcade arrived late Thursday morning at Hanauma Bay, a popular snorkeling spot that's closed to the public on New Year's Day, Christmas and Tuesdays.
  • A worker at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve confirmed the Obamas were the only party there.
  • En route to the preserve, onlookers waved to the motorcade, took photographs and flashed the "shaka" sign.