Heartache for Chris Matthews: White House Preventing Media from Taking Photos of Obama Shirtless in Hawaii

Tingles certainly didn’t want to close out his year with this kind of a letdown:

The White House is taking extra steps to prevent photos of a shirtless President Obama on vacation in Hawaii.

The president and his family are on a snorkeling trip in Hamauma Bay Nature Reserve, and traveling press are under “explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” according to a pool report.

Don’t get too down, Chris — you’ve still got your dog-eared 2008 copy of The Washingtonian to keep you company.