Skip to comments.FIRST LADY NOW REQUIRES TWENTY-SIX SERVANTS
Posted on 08/17/2009 1:05:59 PM PDT by Psion
Recession, Depression, What, Michelle Worry? Part Two
Mrs. Obama Demands Small Army of Attendants
Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
"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, thats why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service,"
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 DAngelo Gore of factcheck.org and by calls to Katie McCormick Lelyyeld, Michelle Obamas press secretary.
Mr. Gore launched his investigation of the First Ladys staff in the wake of an appeared on thelastcrusade.org and Canada Free Press on July 7.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelastcrusade.org ...
How does this compare with other first lady’s?
It would be interesting to compare to the staff of a smapling of former First Lady’s....
oops - sampling...
Did not see mention of the numbers previous first ladies had.
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!)
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.
Any racial preference?
I saw somewhere that Laura had one.
“Any racial preference?”
That’s funny! I wonder...
Judging from those pictures of her at the Grand Canyon, it doesn’t look like she even has one!
Probably white. The same thing Oprah does. They like their servants and underlings to be white.
“Judging from those pictures of her at the Grand Canyon, it doesnt 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.
She has 300,000,000 to add yet. They do not.
1.7 million !!!!!
Come on , that is soooo last decade.
We spend trillions now!!!!
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.)
Well I guess when you make it to “the big house” you can do what you want.
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.
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.
They must be on a permanent vacation.
“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.
Yes, see my post 21.
I found a list of something like 15 for her.
We can start to call her Michelle Antoinette.
The reader’s comments are the best!
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
True, but it does seem like the list keeps growing.
Yeah, but consider what they have to work with. I'm surprised it is only 26!
That's the Obama’s
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?
What if (as I suspect is the case) the stylist is doing the absolute best job possible?
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 DAngelo Gore of factcheck.org discovered, is yes.
When questioned by Mr. Gore, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obamas 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 Ladys 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.
Whats 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.
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.
‘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??
It was not “Debunked” unless of course the Obama family has fed you some spiked food.
It’s a new twist.
But she shops at Target!
Uh...right...that was when they were on the campaign trail. Now they’re American Royalty.
that site hosted on dialup??? SLOWWWWWWW.
She looks pregnant.
I think the Marcos has more class.
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.
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
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?