Skip to comments.LATimes: Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation draws critics
Posted on 08/06/2010 6:03:36 PM PDT by maggief
Reporting from Washington As the economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline. But the pictures coming out of a sun-splashed Spanish resort this week may be sending a different message.
First Lady Michelle Obama is in the midst of a five-day trip to a luxury resort along with a few friends, her youngest daughter, aides and Secret Service personnel. Her office said the family will pay for personal expenses, but won't reveal the taxpayer cost for the government employees.
A White House official said that Michelle Obama is accompanied by "a handful of longtime family friends it's moms and daughters and it's minimal staff." One aide on the trip is the first lady's deputy chief of staff, Melissa Winter.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the destination was chosen by Michelle Obama and her friends.
After the first lady returns home, she and her family will soon head out for another vacation. They will travel to the Gulf Coast for the weekend of Aug. 14, followed by a 10-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
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U.S. secret service agents guard the perimeter where U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha stay at the Beach Club of Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella, southern Spain, on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Spanish police used palm trees, right, to mark off the boundaries of a 100-meter (100-yard) expanse for the American delegation.
The Obozo’s: “Do as I say, not as I do”!!!
Let them eat cake!
God, what arrogance. These people need to be impeached. They are the scum of the earth.
Let them eat cake!
Chewbaca needs to lay off the cake....
“After the first lady returns home, she and her family will soon head out for another vacation. They will travel to the Gulf Coast for the weekend of Aug. 14, followed by a 10-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.”
Well isn’t that nice.
too many GD vacations. Really... i thought vacation was once, maybe TWICE a year at MOST.
wait a minute, didnt they just get back from a Gulf and Northeast vacation just before THIS vacation?
this is getting downright obscene.
Is it racism yet?
“a few friends.”
That’s not how I would characterize 40 or 50 buddies.
Yes they just got back from those vacations, before that they were in Europe I think.
I just gotta say that the way I see it, that Spain trip cost a Mil if it cost a dime. And privately paid? Can’t see it. Why bother.
Needing 30 rooms for a few friends. Right!
Gawker.com has exclusive pictures they claim of Joe Biden and his wife today , on a Long Island beach , under an umbrella.
Like a normal couple.
Just the two of them.
Nothing like the130 person entourage trailing Michelle around Spain.
Because they know the liberal, lapdog press won't push them hard on answering.
Funny story somewhat related to Manchelle at the beach: Last year we where on Cape Cod at a beach on the ocean side where lots of seals congregate just off shore. My 6 year old nephew sees a black object splashing in the surf and yells out “Mommy look a seal”, as they run towards it. As they get close to it, it lifts its head out of the water and they realize that it is a black guy in a wet suit! Funny stuff!!
Sasquatch cruises and parties on our dime while we peasants struggle to make ends meet.
“Wait a minute, didnt they just get back from a Gulf and Northeast vacation just before THIS vacation? This is getting downright obscene.”
This is their EIGHTH vacation this Summer!
Good grief, one vacation after another. Our family and more families I know get to take a stay-cation this year...and last year, too...and next year, and......
An exorbitant amount of money for a five day trip.
She’s had 8 vacations this summer alone. :(
Has anybody identified these “friends”
Only the leaders of a socialist society get the best, its their due for procuring a subsistence living for everyone else.
that aint exactly diggin’ up spuds in the ol’ back yard garden now is it, they have slaves for that...
two more weeks of vacations, when does school start back up in DC? We start Aug 16th.
“U.S. secret service agents guard the perimeter...”
Any secret service pig guarding these communists is either a fellow traveler or a mercenary.
Nothing but the best for Mme. Michelle Antoinette.
Usually first lady functions are somewhat state related. This purpose of this lavish vacation is......??????
Let them eat stimulus.
I am beginning to think that these crooks know that their gig is over, so they don’t give a hoot... it’s just party on our money until they are tossed out.
Is this your way of admitting you made a mistake?
Try 60-70 rooms.
Don’t blame them,they’re just doing they’re duty!
MEGA DITTOS TO THAT!
Shoving it up our collective A**?
Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour
It’s been an incredible success
We weren’t quite sure, we had a few doubts
Will Michelle win through?
But the answer is yes
She’s movin’ on up, and gonna’ get her piece of the pie.
This is the “sacrifice” she was talking about.
The tour group was going to Bora Bora.
Maybe we should tell her there is a seven star hotel on Mars. Then we might have a space program again.
“Her office said the family will pay for personal expenses, but won’t reveal the taxpayer cost for the government employees.”
Well, I’ll be calling the WH on Monday with a request to know how damn much of MY money was spent on this trip.
Personal expenses? What constitutes a “personal expense” I wonder???
The Obamas know it’s only a matter of time before their fraud is found out, and they’re booted out of their cushy life. They’re like kids in a candy store whose proprietor is asleep behind the counter. They have to grab as much as they can while they can. So they throw party after party, take vacation after vacation, eat as much Wagyu steak as they can hold. Michelle wears a different designer outfit every hour of the day. It’s all for them—the percs, the pomp, the presige, the adulation. Their biggest challenge is to suck everything they possible can out of this gig, while simultaneously appearing to give a $#!+ about the job he was elected to do.
How stupid can someone be to do that? Black suit, swimming with seals in the ocean?
Hello Mr. Great White Shark
A souvenir trinket quickly purchased at an airport kiosk as they get ready to board the airplane for the flight back home.
Yeah, that’s pretty much what I was thinking also. All other expenses were paid for by the taxpayers of the U.s.