Skip to comments.Material girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette on a glitzy Spanish vacation
Posted on 08/05/2010 9:11:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme in President Obama's inaugural address to the nation, and he's referenced it numerous times when lecturing the country on how to get back on its feet.
But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.
Reports are calling the lodgings of Obama's Spanish fiesta, the Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, "luxurious," "posh" and "a millionaires' playground." Estimated room rate per night? Up to a staggering $2,500. Method of transportation? Air Force Two.
To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.
Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice.(continued)
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She only wished she looked as good as Marie Antionette or Madonna...
One of the comments suggested that comparing M0 to Marie Antoinette was unfair to the French queen.
Packing 8 yrs. of free s*** into 4!
Listening to a radio station in Chicago on the internet. Mentioned that taxpayers are paying for Obama’s trip to Chicago because he visited the Ford plant.
I suppose we will pay for Shelly’s since she is visiting the King?
How did the Obamas get this rich? They couldn’t have afforded this 2 years ago (if you believe his financial disclosures).
To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing
And Obama is with the girls on the View and Oprah.
Something ain't right.
No, the King’s in Chicago.
Marie’s partying off the commoners’ dime was cut short.
Mich decided to go over while zero went down low.
It’s good to be king, if just for a while
To be there in velvet, yeah, to give ‘em a smile
It’s good to get high, and never come down
It’s good to be king of your own little town
Yeah, the world would swing if I were king
Can I help it if I still dream time to time
It’s good to be king and have your own way
Get a feeling of peace at the end of the day
And when your bulldog barks and your canary sings
You’re out there with winners, yeah, it’s good to be king
Yeah I’ll be king when dogs get wings
Can I help it if I still dream time to time
It’s good to be king and have your own world
It helps to make friends, it’s good to meet girls
A sweet little queen who can’t run away
It’s good to be king, whatever it pays
Excuse me if I have some place in my mind
Where I go time to time
Its Good To Be King Lyrics
Artist: Tom Petty
this is what I hate about liberals,leftists, and democrats.....they’re consummate liars and charlatans...
“When was the last time you had a vacation”
July 1999. Right now we are helping family members through this recession.
Nobody else is willing to give us a dime to go to Spain.
Maybe I can apply for a government grant?
This is a fascinating column for the Obama-cheerleading Daily News to run - between the end of the primaries and the general election in 2008 this paper was like a daily pamphlet for Hope and Change.
That poll on the front page of the NYD needs work.
“Rich Girl, Poor Country
Do you think Michelle Obama should ditch high life for more down-to-Earth image?
Yes, they tell people to save, yet they spend, spend, spend.
No, she promotes positive living and the American dream of prosperity.”
Git er done, folks!
Let them eat arguela?
Hey, they been on one solid vacation since they hit town..just her staffs salary would keep up a city.
The comment (NYD comment section) about Palin’s $150,000 campaign wardrobe is on target.