No, this isn’t the title of a country music song.1 It’s a comment people have made about President Obama’s decision to stay in Washington after he leaves office. The President has said that he will stay in Washington so that Sasha, who is a sophomore at Sidwell Friends high school, doesn’t have to change schools.
Most past presidents have followed the tradition of George Washington and left town after their presidency. (Woodrow Wilson was the last president to stay in Washington, but he was too sick for it to matter.) But with today’s media, et al, leaving town is less a physical thing than mental. Today, it doesn’t matter where an ex-president is. If he wants to say something, the media will be there, one way or the other. Especially, I would imagine, in the case of Barack Obama.
But you have to wonder how much Barack Obama will be leaving, regardless of where he is living. He has already said: