DANIEL HALPER weeklystandard.com President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha's Vineyard home of National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris, according to the White House pool report. Norris's husband, Broderick Johnson, is a lobbyist who worked on Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. The pool report reads:
West Tisbury, Mass. Motorcade was on the move again at 5:46 pm. About 10 minutes later POTUS arrived at a cocktail party at the home of Broderick Johnson, who was an adviser on the Obama 2012 campaign, and his wife, Michele Norris Johnson. FLOTUS is also at the cocktail party. No sighting of the first couple. Pool vans pulled off on side of the road while the rest of the motorcade turned onto Nat's Farm Lane.The Obamas spent over an hour and a half at the cocktail party. The working press was left outside to wait in the vans. During the 2012 campaign, Michele Norris took a leave of absence from NPR due to her husband's work, but she returned soon after Obama secured a second term. "Michele Norris, the NPR host who took a 15-month leave of absence while her husband worked for the Obama campaign, will return to the public radio network in February, NPR said Thursday," the New York Times reported in January.
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