CHOP CHOP: Michelle and Barack Obama are returning from abroad, but apparently their summer vacation will be closer to home. Secret Service agents have been spotted casing Martha’s Vineyard for what is said to be a late-August two-week getaway. The First Family’s destination is believed to be East Chop, the sleepier side of Oak Bluffs. Obama wouldn’t be the first president to hightail it to the Massachusetts isle for some sun ’n’ fun.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton first joined the summer crowd to get away from the Oval Office. His golfing buddy Vernon Jordan would surely lend an ear or a tee to Obama.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are leading members of the island’s brain trust. But should the president need some comic relief, Spike Lee, David Letterman, the Farrelly brothers, Larry David, Bill Murray, Ted Danson and Michael J. Fox are island goers. And surely Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles, who were regulars last summer, could help keep the First Family entertained. And the President wouldn’t have to wander far from the golf course or the beach to meet the press. Diane Sawyer, Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite know the lay of the land.