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Obama Chooses South Beach for Gulf Vacation After Party

President Obama will be in Miami on Aug. 19 at the Fontainebleau

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    Obama Chooses South Beach for Gulf Vacation After Party
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    President Barack Obama, left, picks up a "tar ball" as LaFourche Parish president Charlotte Randolph, center, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, look on during a tour of areas impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill, Friday, May 28, 2010 in Port Fourchon, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Barack Obama knows where the best place to get a tan is, and it isn't in Mississippi.

    So after the First Family spends vacation visiting the Gulf Coast on Aug. 14, Obama will make a hasty exit to South Beach, according to the Naked Politics blog.

    The president will be in town for a Democrat fundraiser on Aug. 18 at the Fontainebleau, which should have a room named for Obama by now.

    Obama spent time at the Fontainebleau during his first Miami presidential visit last year, which attracted all the stars, including Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his foxy new lady, Gabrielle Union.

    Back then, Obama compared himself to a janitor, but he was cleaning up healthcare - not oil.

    No word on costs yet to attend the gala, but we doubt any BP discounts will be handed out. It cost about $15,000 to eat dinner with the president in October.

    Might we see a LeBron James and Chris Bosh siting when the Head Democrat in Charge comes to town? It's almost a lock D-Wade will be there.

    As for the politics, Obama's help is desperately needed to boost the U.S. Senate chances of Kendrick Meek, who is trailing both Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican candidate Marco Rubio.