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Susan Rice

Summer White House no big deal on Martha's Vineyard

Summer White House no big deal on Martha's Vineyard

President Obama’s motorcade snaked through the woods here the other night, past open fields of Queen Anne’s lace and a lone doe, but none of the crowds that usually gather for presidential visits to small towns. After a 15-minute drive, headed to dinner at a restaurant with the first lady, Obama finally passed two women on the side of the road who stopped to wave and smile. Despite a few rainy days that kept him off the golf course, Obama and his family are enjoying  something they rarely get the rest of the year – a quiet community where nobody much cares where they go. On this 96-square-mile island off the coast of Cape Cod, it’s no big deal for a...

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