Skip to comments.[DNC Chairman] Tim Kaine Defends Michelle Obama's Trip to Spain
Posted on 08/09/2010 9:35:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
First Lady Michelle Obama was criticized last week for vacationing in Spain with her daughter while the economy continues to sputter, but Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said this morning it's "wrong" to attack the First Family's private vacation.
"I think it's wrong to talk about the first lady's family vacation as a politician," Kaine said on NBC's "Today Show." "She's a mom."
Michelle Obama traveled with her daughter Sasha and a group of friends to Costa del Sol in southern Spain.
"When you're in office you don't give up being a mom and a family member, too," Kaine said. "This was an opportunity for Michelle to join friends and friends' daughters [and] give them exposure to a part of the world that they haven't been before."
He said President and Michelle Obama are "focused on being good parents."
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a real loser is Tim Kaine
Considering all the statements she has made, etc., she should be fair game. Frankly, the spin is making me dizzy, between Beltway Bob’s “private citizen” comment to former Governor Kaine telling us to mind our own business—well, Governor—she’s using MY money for travel. I’m pretty sure that MAKES IT MY BUSINESS!!!
Before I retired, I think I took a total of 2 family vacations in 25 years. Neither of them were in the costa Del Sol. If she had to have a vacation, why didn’t she take it in Pensacola FL?
What a boatload of crap. This wasn’t a trip to 6 Flags or Disney World for the kid - this was Spain for an 8 year old - at a prohibitively expensive hotel.
Hiding behind motherhood is really low.
Parasites.Every one of them.
Unlike many career pols, “private citizen” Michelle surely doesn’t have the discipline to keep her emotions in check.
My suggestion is to keep poking her and keep all mics hot. Eventually, she’ll go off and give us some good youtubes
Another liberal elite defending the worst of the arrogant liberal elites.
She is living high on the hog on my dime, and, I resent it. If she wants to vacation let her pay for it out of her pocket. No one is saying anything about her being a mom, they are talking about her high living when other moms in this country do not know how they are going to feed their children. I do wish this administration would grow to h... up.
Just a normal soccer mom on a $350,000 vacation (if we believe that number).
Please tell Spain to keep these parasites.
I agree - either she is a role model or she isn’t. Flip=Flop.
Oh yeah... I can see little Natasha asking her mom, "Why are we taking this vacation without daddy?" then Michelle replying, "Well Sasha, daddy wanted to invite Oprah but I can't stand that witch. So, he is going to Chicago to spend time with his friends unitl I cool off."
Let’s say she is a private citizen spending her own money (which she isn’t), she should show her patriotism, as first lady of this country, and spend her vacation at an American resort. I guess Hawaii is too cheap for her tastes.
Can’t even express the level of contempt I have for this woman.
Michelle Obama is nothing special and she needs to know the public did not appreciate her spending money that could be used for many NEEDY purposes and not a five day million dollar get away!!!!!
so we will answer you in Nov. 2,2010 and we plan to send Mom Michelle back to Chicago in 2012, only wish it could be sooner...
an American Mother
iirc, there were some 20 vehicles involved, probably more than one plane.
I had not heard the total number of vehicles, but I knew protocol indicated that there would be vehicles, at least for her and the kid. Wow.
First it was to spend time with a Chicago friend whose mother/father just died. Now it’s just a Mom on a trip to spend time with her daughter. Both of which could easily be accomplished without traveling to Spain.
These two sorry excuses are sad in their desperation to explain an unnecessary and obscenely expensive junket, with rumors of meeting secretly with Arab dignitaries.
Next on the agenda, a Florida gulf weekend and then another 10 day vacation in New England. This after at least 6 other vacation since January according to those keeping count.
People like me who haven’t taken a real vacation in years are not liking the vacation Queen’s in your face frivolity at our expense.
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