House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was not dreaming of a white Christmas.
For the third year in a row, the California Democrat shacked up in a sun-drenched, beachside hotel at Historic Ka'upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Reporter reported this week. For the past two years, Pelosi reserved a posh suite that fetches $10,000 a night.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers visitors beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and Jack Nicklaus signature golf, the paper reported. In years past, the paper reported, local taxpayers coughed up $34,000 for police detail to escort Pelosi around the island.
President Obama and his family are also spending the holidays at the tropical paradise during a 17-day vacation in Kailua, Oahu.