If you thought life was easy for reporters covering Barack Obama as he vacations in Hawaii, you’re sorely mistaken. According to the Washington Post, the intrepid journos face a multitude of challenges, from anchors who tease them about their board shorts and bathing suits to a constant gaggle of wacky kids and picture happy tourists milling around the camera. Then there’s the resentment of all those who aren’t having a 75-degree Christmas and the misconception that they must not be working very hard while under the sun. Poor them. Still, the conditions represent an upgrade from the past eight years. "No offense to the people of Crawford, Texas, but taking the presidential retreat from Crawford to Honolulu is change anyone can believe in," said CNN’s Ed Henry.