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Obama visit likely to screw up Bar Harbor vibe
The folks in Bar Harbor, Maine, according to MSNBC, value their privacy, especially the rich people who go there to escape the heat and the proletariat. They like quiet; they like to be left alone. When a president comes into town, none of that is possible.
Of course, it will be made exponentially worse by the fact that he'll have the liberal media in tow. It could be worse – it could be bloggers trailing him.
According to MSNBC, Obama arrives today for a three-day visit and will be the first president since William Howard Taft to shatter the peace of the summer retreat once favored by Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Morgans.
Nonetheless, the Bar Harbor locals are excited to see the president, even though they're accustomed to attention from big names:
[W]ith the area's history of business barons, political power brokers and famous actors among them for generations, they're used to having the rich and famous in their midst. People in Maine, they say, aren't likely to get too flustered by the presidential visit.
Even though they're used to this, there are plenty of locals who'd like to have their pictures taken with the big guy.
[photo by marcn via Flickr]