Skip to comments.Michelle Obama announces official visit to Africa
Posted on 06/03/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries.
The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana, during the June 21-26 trip.
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What, no stop in Harare, Zimbabwe to compare notes with Mugabe on how best to totally destroy a once thriving, productive country?
Michelle, you’re slipping!
I just can’t wait for the fashion show! It should be a doozer!
With any luck she’ll stay there.
She needs to make a stop in Kenya. Go to Barry’s childhood home, the “hospital” where he was born, etc...
People in this country are broke and they take a vacation every other month?
How many of your friends are you taking with you this time?
Well, if it’s an official visit, then I’m sure no civic minded taxper would object to footing the bill, but if it was just sightseeing.....
LOL. In other words it's another meaningless imperial holiday.
I thought the first lady had no official role?
“Michelle Obama announced Friday that she’s... encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries”
Maybe the ‘developing countries’ would appreciate a cheeseburger first...
Will she be telling kids in Ethiopia not to eat so much?
“...to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries.”
You mean she’s NOT going to encourage them to hate and abhor the US WHILE they are recipients of US aid?
If the house wanted to do something about the deficit/spending, they should put a limit on the number of trips and the number of people involved with each of them, as well as a dollar limit per trip. That would resonate with the average voter in 2012 as real saving that they could “see” being taken by the republicans.
Make yourself at home Michelle....stay awhile.
And to clean up any loose ends especially as to more relief ships that won’t be hijacked. If she is going there to sight out a future family home it would be a good sign for the USA. However, I suspect once Obama gets back to Kenya/Africa he will be immune from any USA laws.
Those Black polls must be falling so she needs to take a vacation to their homeland. Maybe she can pick up a BC while she’s there.
Pray for America
That really is the worst excuse I’ve heard. At least just call it a ‘goodwill tour,’ which is perfectly common, but to couch it as some sort of continuing ‘work’ for some amorphous higher calling regarding African civil engagement is pathetic. It’s a chance to take mom and kids to see Africa, and be treated like royalty, that’s all.
The kids will be out of school. Will she be taking them??