Skip to comments.Spanish police close public beach for Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday
Posted on 08/06/2010 12:36:58 PM PDT by opentalk
Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day. The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette. And her critics will be further annoyed when they learn that the president's wife had a Spanish beach closed off today so that she, her daughter and their entourage could go for a swim.
Spanish police cleared off a stretch of beach at the Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella after the Obamas had finished a busy day of sightseeing.
Police used palm trees and police tape to mark off the boundaries of a 100-yard expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked - and police occasionally stopped and searched sun lovers if they strayed too close to the private party. It is unclear whether the police presence was paid for by Spain - or whether a nasty invoice could be landing in the lap of the American taxpayer.
The exact cost of the trip is unclear as Mrs Obama, 46, and her friends are footing personal expenses themselves - which is just as well. For a start, they will be paying for the 60 rooms booked at the 129-room Hotel Villa Padierna. With basic rooms starting around £380 each, the nightly bill will be no less than £22,800.
...Back in the U.S., anger was mounting - especially as it has emerged the First Lady will have enjoyed eight holidays by the end of the summer.
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No Japanese whaling boats around?
£50,000 a day ? that’s bargain....
Ya know that’s got to make her big shelf ass loved in spain.
The Obamas are America's Hollywood musical escapes (almost daily) -- and it's free!
The Obamas yielding to a higher purpose go on these long, arduous journeys to lift the spirits of the American people to help them through the ravages of eight years of Bush.
This is a hugh and series sacrifice that they make -- and all for the American people. Besides everyone knows that the cracker presidents did it . . . .
Back when Nancy Reagan bought some new china for the White House. the left flipped out.
The only thing the taxpayers will get here is contrails and wookie poop. Crickets from the left.
On the plus side, maybe we won't see any photos of same.
She is vacationing in Granada, which was the last Muslim stronghold to fall to the Reconquista.
Coincidence, I think not!
I work with someone who wears that same ridiculous belt...although she’s not beasty looking I’m tempted to ask her if thats the “First Lady” look.....
I cannot begin to express my frustration and disdain for the Obamas . . . . first, because JimRob would have to ban me and my family for eternity and second because I am so disgusted by these self-centered, trailer trash elists that I can’t put any coherent thoughts together!!!
At least, not any that can be posted here.
“For the first time in my life I love my country”