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FIRST LADY NOW REQUIRES TWENTY-SIX SERVANTS
The Last Crusade ^ | August 17, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

Posted on 08/17/2009 1:05:59 PM PDT by Psion

Her Royal Higness-sml

Recession, Depression, What, Michelle Worry? – Part Two

Mrs. Obama Demands Small Army of Attendants

By

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

thelastcrusade.org

"In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service,"

Michelle Obama.

We were wrong.

Michelle Obama, as we reported on July 7, is not served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim.

She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.

The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.

Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of an Obama oligarchy.

The discovery of the additional attendants was made by D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary.

Mr. Gore launched his investigation of the First Lady’s staff in the wake of an appeared on thelastcrusade.org and Canada Free Press on July 7.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelastcrusade.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; flotusmichelle; michelle; obama; royalty
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1 posted on 08/17/2009 1:06:00 PM PDT by Psion
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To: Psion

How does this compare with other first lady’s?


2 posted on 08/17/2009 1:07:33 PM PDT by nikos1121 (praying for -13)
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To: Psion

It would be interesting to compare to the staff of a smapling of former First Lady’s....


3 posted on 08/17/2009 1:09:06 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: FeliciaCat

oops - sampling...


4 posted on 08/17/2009 1:10:09 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: Psion

Did not see mention of the numbers previous first ladies had.


5 posted on 08/17/2009 1:10:10 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: nikos1121

From the article;

“This amounts to a total of $1,083,700.00. Laura was no piker when it came to spending. But she pales in comparison with Miz Michelle requires eight to ten additional attendants at an extra cost to taxpayers of $700,000 and change – - the only change American taxpayers can believe in.”

It’s well worth a read.

(I am not affiliated with the articles I post....I am far too lazy to write articles that no one will read!)


6 posted on 08/17/2009 1:10:34 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: nikos1121; FeliciaCat

There was an earlier article on this that did compare with previous first ladies back to JFK’s. They had 2 to 6 attendants each.


7 posted on 08/17/2009 1:11:57 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: Psion

Any racial preference?


8 posted on 08/17/2009 1:12:28 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nikos1121

I saw somewhere that Laura had one.


9 posted on 08/17/2009 1:12:46 PM PDT by marron
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To: 353FMG

“Any racial preference?”

That’s funny! I wonder...


10 posted on 08/17/2009 1:13:40 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: Psion

Judging from those pictures of her at the Grand Canyon, it doesn’t look like she even has one!


11 posted on 08/17/2009 1:14:42 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 353FMG
Maybe they'll refer to her as the "Last Queen of Scotland"


12 posted on 08/17/2009 1:14:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nikos1121
You can't compare the needs of a black 1st lady to the needs of any of the previous first ladies who were all white. That would be extreme racism. sarcasm off
13 posted on 08/17/2009 1:15:16 PM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: 353FMG

Probably white. The same thing Oprah does. They like their servants and underlings to be white.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 1:15:33 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: jersey117

“Judging from those pictures of her at the Grand Canyon, it doesn’t look like she even has one!’

Yeah! She probably just wanders around her kingdom all alone with a bus-pass and a bottle of water.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 1:15:57 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: nikos1121

She has 300,000,000 to add yet. They do not.


16 posted on 08/17/2009 1:16:13 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: Psion

1.7 million !!!!!

Come on , that is soooo last decade.

We spend trillions now!!!!


17 posted on 08/17/2009 1:16:42 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: Psion

Does the number of attendants include Secret Service security detail and travel personnel? Or is this just the make up artists and various other members of a bureaucratic entourage?
(By the way, I believe “entourage” is French for “bunch of parasites.” Or so I am led to believe by observing the sports and entertainment industries.)


18 posted on 08/17/2009 1:16:47 PM PDT by henkster (The frog has noticed the increase in water temperature)
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To: Psion
What, pray tell, are all these attendants doing? Our First Lady and daughters are usually inappropriately dressed, give embarrassing gifts, and Mrs. Obama says some of the darnedest things I'm ever heard from the mouth of a supposedly intelligent, well-educated woman.
19 posted on 08/17/2009 1:16:50 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Psion

Well I guess when you make it to “the big house” you can do what you want.


20 posted on 08/17/2009 1:17:23 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: nikos1121
I saw somewhere that Laura had one.

I withdraw my remarks. I did read that Laura had one, but I was just surfing and read somewhere else that she had quite a few in reality.

So I think I'll just back out quietly since I don't really know what I'm talking about. Maybe someone else has better information.

21 posted on 08/17/2009 1:18:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

Yes, I saw that too, it was a lie. Laura Bush had more than 20 staff for being First Lady as well.

Seems like we get this posted here about once every five days, with various degrees of uncalled for apoplexy.


22 posted on 08/17/2009 1:18:43 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Psion
including a hair dresser and make-up artist.

They must be on a permanent vacation.

23 posted on 08/17/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: henkster

“Does the number of attendants include Secret Service security detail and travel personnel?”

Read the article. I did.

I guess I won’t be getting that iPod from the Obamas.


24 posted on 08/17/2009 1:20:13 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: allmendream

Yes, see my post 21.

I found a list of something like 15 for her.


25 posted on 08/17/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: Psion
I'd like to know who they are because dresses like a trollop.
26 posted on 08/17/2009 1:21:45 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: Psion

We can start to call her Michelle Antoinette.


27 posted on 08/17/2009 1:22:17 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: DarthVader

The reader’s comments are the best!


28 posted on 08/17/2009 1:22:42 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: July4

If this woman has a stylist they need to be fired. She is constantly embarrassing our country with her “outfits” and “styles” as well as her words


29 posted on 08/17/2009 1:22:43 PM PDT by Hardman51
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To: allmendream
Seems like we get this posted here about once every five days, with various degrees of uncalled for apoplexy.

True, but it does seem like the list keeps growing.

30 posted on 08/17/2009 1:23:18 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Psion
She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.

Yeah, but consider what they have to work with. I'm surprised it is only 26!

31 posted on 08/17/2009 1:23:18 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ It is Monday and THERE IS ONLY 14 DAYS TO GO.)
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To: svcw
Remember that couple who ran the Philippines in the 1980’s that were corrupt and spent all the money and the wife had all those shoes??

That's the Obama’s

32 posted on 08/17/2009 1:23:30 PM PDT by lakertaker (Democratic Party Economic plan: Declare all those who hate higher taxes as unpatriotic)
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To: Psion
Just call her Edie Amin.
33 posted on 08/17/2009 1:24:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Psion

Why would Mr. Gore launch an investigation on this first lady’s staff? And why does the link lead back to freerepublic? Is there any credibility to this?


34 posted on 08/17/2009 1:24:19 PM PDT by twigs
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To: Hardman51
If this woman has a stylist they need to be fired.

_______________________________________

What if (as I suspect is the case) the stylist is doing the absolute best job possible?

35 posted on 08/17/2009 1:24:32 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Psion

Does Mrs. Obama have an unprecedented number of staffers in a time when 34 million Americans – - a record number – - rely on food stamps to feed their families.

The answer, as D’Angelo Gore of factcheck.org discovered, is yes.

When questioned by Mr. Gore, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary, said that the First Lady does retain a staff of more than twenty who remain at her beck and call. But the actual number is 24, not 22, as the article reported.

Mrs. Lelyyeld failed to provide the names of the two additional attendants to Mrs. Obama. But she did confirm that six staffers who do not have “first lady” in their title but are a part of the First Lady’s office staff, such as Desiree Rogers, who bears the title “Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary,” and Natalie Bookey, who is listed as a “staff assistant.”

What’s more, even a list of 24 would be incomplete since it would fail to include the names of makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One and provide Mrs. Obama with daily attention.


36 posted on 08/17/2009 1:24:47 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: Psion
I think this has been debunked here on a earlier thread.
Laura Bush had roughly the same number.
37 posted on 08/17/2009 1:24:56 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: Psion
Hey, to look THIS good it takes a village.


38 posted on 08/17/2009 1:26:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: jersey117; maggief; nutmeg
Judging from those pictures of her at the Grand Canyon, it doesn’t look like she even has one!

My thoughts exactly! TOTUS looks more feminine than FLOTUS.
WTF!?! She's packing a bulge in her shorts coming down those steps.
Looks like a jock strap.


39 posted on 08/17/2009 1:26:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: wtc911

‘What if (as I suspect is the case) the stylist is doing the absolute best job possible? “

Probably the case!

Have you seen her college photos??


40 posted on 08/17/2009 1:26:32 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It was not “Debunked” unless of course the Obama family has fed you some spiked food.


41 posted on 08/17/2009 1:27:35 PM PDT by Psion ("He who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine)
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To: Krodg

It’s a new twist.


42 posted on 08/17/2009 1:28:21 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Psion

But she shops at Target!
Uh...right...that was when they were on the campaign trail. Now they’re American Royalty.


43 posted on 08/17/2009 1:29:13 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Psion

that site hosted on dialup??? SLOWWWWWWW.


44 posted on 08/17/2009 1:31:00 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: humblegunner

She looks pregnant.


45 posted on 08/17/2009 1:31:31 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: lakertaker

I think the Marcos has more class.


46 posted on 08/17/2009 1:33:32 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: nikos1121

Most former First ladies had 3 “attendants” or direct reports. One was a schedulng sectetary, another the “executive housekeeper”, and the third the executive chef.

My sister used to be the Executive Housekeeper under Nancy Reagan and later Barbara Bush. She loved both of those First Ladies.


47 posted on 08/17/2009 1:33:44 PM PDT by pelican001
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To: allmendream
"Yes, I saw that too, it was a lie. Laura Bush had more than 20 staff for being First Lady as well."

Based on this list that another Freeper posted the other day, actually it looks like fifteen. But you were pretty close.

McBride, Anita B. Assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady $168,000.00

Harder, Cherie S. Special asistant to the president for domestic policy and director of project of the first lady $108,000.00

Niemiec, Sally M. Press secretary to the First Lady $90,000.00

Miller, Sonja M. Deputy chief of staff to the first lady $84,700.00

Ballard, Deanna M. Director of scheduling for the First Lady $75,000.00

Underwood, Carrie P. Deputy director of policy and projects for the First Lady $65,000.00

Wallace, Charity N. Director of advance for the First Lady $65,000.00

Marshall, Misty C. Director of correspondence for the first lady $59,700.00

Etter, Marisa L. Deputy director of scheduling for the First Lady $50,000.00

King, Kristin N. Deputy director of advance for the first lady $50,000.00

Lineweaver, Lindsey M. Special assistant and personal aide to the first lady $47,500.00

Rawson, Kimberly D. Executive assistant to the chief of staff to the First Lady $46,200.00

Donoghue , Tarah C. Deputy press secretary to the First Lady $43,000.00

Vogel, Campbell B. Deputy director of correspondence for the First Lady $42,500.00

Block, Jonathan F. Assistant press secretary to the First Lady $39,000.00

48 posted on 08/17/2009 1:33:53 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Psion
Scary
49 posted on 08/17/2009 1:34:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Psion

Sing a Song of Sixpence
Power Gone Awry...

Six and Twenty Servants
Fetching a Pie...

As the Queen approached them
She spoke words quite bizarre...

Shouldn’t there be forty-nine
to Serve Pie to the Czar?


50 posted on 08/17/2009 1:35:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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