Skip to comments.President and First Lady Travel 4,000 Miles to Lobby for Olympics - in Separate Planes
Posted on 09/30/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago's bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games--and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes."
SNIPPET: "As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report cited two cost estimates for an hour of air travel by the president, vice president and first lady. One estimate comes from the White House Military Office, the other from the U.S. Air Force.
Using the CRS cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs, the cost for the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen on the first lady's plane would range from $29,532 (White House Military Office) to $107,717 (U.S. Air Force).
The cost for the president to fly Air Force One on the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen ranges from $343,448 (White House Military Office) to $567,089 (U.S. Air Force)."
SNIPPET: "According to the White House, the President will return to the United States on Friday afternoon. But it was unclear from the White House advisory when the First Lady would return."
SNIPPET: "Also joining the president and first lady on the two planes are Chicagoans Oprah Winfrey, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan."
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After she's finished shopping, of course!
is this like June and Ward Clever sleeping in separate beds or something?
One for the president and the first lady .. And the other for the first lady’s a$$
That's because Ward was always so hard on the Beaver.
He was raised in the Muslim faith, that’s normal to have women trail behind. She just won’t wear the Burke, it doesn’t do her fashion sense justice...
Check out my home page and you will see all the other things that have to go when a president travels.
They don’t believe in global warming either. They just want us to sacrifice for their entertainment, so they pretend with their words. The joke isn’t funny enough for them to actually act on the story of carbon footprints.
Can’t she just get in a Piper Cub and get towed along?
And WTF is up with Oprah?
what a waste...
I say put them both in a giant self-fueled hot air balloon.
Add Oprah’s hot air to that and you have power to spare.
Did Oprah compete in the 100 metres or the gymnastics?
Nobody as of yet has come up with the total figure these pair of spendthrifts cost US for that trip to europe with their entourage of 500
WASTEFUL GOV SPENDING.
OBAMA IS A FRAUD!
They figure she's a bigger star than the Obamas.
We need Change NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! Before we go completely broke. . .
Hussein and Hips are major polluters. He better not mention “green” around me!
When asked about the expense of the travel arrangements state controlled American media (SCAM) pundits responded, “Obama, mmm mmm mm.”
Gee, I sure hope she has a good time shopping. I just love paying more taxes so that the Queen can fully enjoy herself. I wouldn’t want her to miss a single thing.
Just buck up and turn your thermostat down to say, 55 this winter to offset their carbon footprint. It’s your patriotic duty to Dear Leader you know.
I dunno, have you seen the burke-belt ? I’m sure she would try that one out
My twist of those words are: "One for the President and one for his "A$$", the First Lady.
Let's not forget the cost of rooms, food and drink while in Copenhagen, a city I know well and love. The cost is one of the highest in the world and well worth it, in terms of wonderful food and drink. Denmark is a total jewel and one of my favorite countries anywhere.
Additionally, it is not just Air Force One and Air Farce MO but the other aircraft carrying the Chicago cronies, he "hangers on" from Zer0's family, staff and "friends" but the Secret Service and the Government Media, let alone the "Equipment Air Craft" for the Presidential Car and all those big black SUVs. I'd bet a dollar or a Kroner that the "First Dog", the girls and Grand Ma are there too.
Who'll be looking after the "Vicory Garden" at the White House, during this time?
My bet is that Mayor and "First Lady" (a/k/a "First Bitch") Daley's entourage will be there in "Spades" (sic) and spending money like they had earned it themselves.
What a joke. With all the attention no Copenhagen, hopefully, the children of Chicago will not be "over killed" in the process.
One of the few virgins of Copenhagen.
My totally favorite story about Copenhagen relates to these Viking horn players, "Lur Horn Players on Rådhuspladsen". The story goes that every time a virgin passes this famous stature set in the "Rådhuspladsen" or City Hall Plaza, the horns sound. Word has it that they have not "tooted" for over 200 years. Ah, that "Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!"
What a total joke!, if it were not so sad to think about and type here. The other truth is that, if I had a ticket, I'd be there tonight and loving it.
She doesn’t like ridding with the arrogant sissy.
He must have told her that she lacks the gravitas needed to get the Olympics to Chicago. BFT.
As they say in Charlevoix, MI, "Have fun or don't".
Like with so many things, it is totally your call.
Gee, I suppose Queen Michelle and Oprah wanted to stick around and a few extra days and go shopping. Where are the environmentalists to complain about the massive carbon footprint of the US royal family taking separate planes?
I wonder how many times Hussien has spoken to Mayor Daly vs. how many times he has spoken to our generals in Iraq and Afganistan. I bet it would not even be close.
Getting Arne Duncan out of town while the Chicago school system implodes.
He’s going on to a “secret visit” to Afghanistan while she comes home.
They loading her ass on a C-5?
Anyone complaining about this use of energy will just be dismissed as a racist.
Unbelievable irony and stupidity here. A week ago the man stood in front of the debating society called the UN and criticized his fellow Americans for polluting the planet. Now he is a much larger part of the problem than individual citizens will ever be.
Why would they care anyway? They're still living off other peoples money like they always have. (The Obomas have absolutely NO class what so ever. Welfare breeds nothing but Welfare, and the Obomas will always be Welfare.)
Have you checked under the cushions of the sofa?
Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer;
Never hint at what you really feel.
Teach the children quietly for, someday, sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still.
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Hey, Obama, send a letter or an email. Your carbon footprint is clouding your point of view.
Great pics - VERY interesting!!
Is there anyway to find him a noncitizen and not let him back in this country....ok i am dreaming
Send the bill to Oprah, she can afford it.
Hey, I wouldn’t want to fly with her either!
Makes me wonder who else is on those planes...
Required by muslim law right? Men and women kept separate. Notice they always take separate planes when visiting the middle east or other high profile trips.
Also, has anyone ever seen a picture of Barack with the family dog? I’ve seen pictures of the dog with the first lady and the kids, but not Barack... I’m not saying Obama is a practicing muslim, but I do believe he really does these things on purpose to curry favor with the arab world. He is sending coded messages to that world to try to manipulate them. Oh yeah didn’t he leave on vacation the day before ramadan and had a huge white house ramadan feast when it ended? Yeah, not very coded messages!
Which would almost be fine if it were actually helping us, but doesn’t seem to be. They’re apparently still trying to blow us up (recent arrests) and trying to get nukes (recent iran revelations).
And about the itineraries...
The Obamas marriage is falling apart....watch their body language at orchestrated events.