Skip to comments.Inside story of Michelle's trip (Damage control)
Posted on 08/09/2010 4:51:11 AM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON--Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha returned from Spain on Sunday, a vacation at a lavish hotel on the Mediterranean coast that triggered her first controversy since becoming first lady. I'm told she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.
So why did Mrs. Obama go to Spain at this time? She's not tone-deaf politically. What was behind the "mother-daughter" vacation?
A White House source told me that Blanchard's father passed away and Mrs. Obama was not able to make the funeral at the beginning of July. Blanchard had promised her daughter she would take her to Spain for her birthday. She asked Mrs. Obama and Sasha to come with. (Malia is at overnight camp.)
"She felt it was important as a dear friend to do this," I was told.
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Villa Padierna had THAT many rooms available in July, at the same time Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria were hosting a star-studded gala?
Wouldn't the gala have posed even more security issues; red carpet event, etc.?
The latest spin.
Lies (not “spin”)
They really do think we are all STUPID!! HOW ABSURD!!
Wow. That explains it. I feel better now.
Just one more thing. Were ALL 40 people in Aunt Ester’s entourage friends with this person who had also promised to go to Spain? Just asking.
Marie Antoinette. The name fits.
You pay enough and anything's available in July.
Pleasure and Vacation Policy Michelle (Why is Michelle Reportedly Meeting Arab Officials In Spain?)
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ps. Where was Jesse Jackson Jr.?
No kidding. So let me get this straight....Michelle goes on vacation to Spain to comfort a dear friend and the US taxpayer foots the 75k/day bill? Can we just send a card next time?
......Were ALL 40 people in Aunt Esters entourage friends.....
Great spin, Axelrod. Great spin.
I sure hope Michelle’s other friends and their parents manage to stay alive until the Obamas are forced out of the White House. I’m not sure the country can stand all this outlandish mendacity, let alone the $350 million cost of each individual personal grief counseling visit.
“...she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.”
Can’t she just pimp out the Lincoln Bedroom as the Clintons did? Would’ve been cheaper for us.
This whole thing is kind of a silver lining; these people really think Americans are stupid-and they ALWAYS will. Kind of a small comfort, but with November around the corner, makes me feel that hope and change thing he’s always talking about.
“Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria were hosting a star-studded gala”
Now you know why she went there. Pigs!
It may be cussing, but sometimes there is a real need to say “bullshit” flat out.
On a totally unrelated note, the federal deficit for this year is going to be $1.7T.
Meeting with ARAB officials and ADNAN KHOSHOOGIE, the ARMS DEALER is JUST what a grieving child needs....yeah.
Agreeg. Big time lies and damage control. Now that they’ve been outed as the ruling class, they are trying to downplay their hypocrisy. First we hear that the trip was planned for a long time, and then we hear that this was a last minute decision to travel on a personal trip with a friend. Neither story pacified the peons who are struggling to find work and pay their bills. Keep spinning idiots, we are going to do some righting of the course of this ship come November!!!
Oh please. Are they really using this for an excuse?
My father passed away 2 years ago, no one took me to Spain, and I certainly would not have expected them to.
Hint to Michelle Antoinette: “most of us, REAL PEOPLE, send sympathy cards.”
Starlite Gala invitation: http://www.thestarlitegala.com/2010/program-en.php
these people really know Americans are stupid-and they ALWAYS will be.
Sorry but I had to make a couple of corrections to your post.
Great destination for a ‘mother/daughter getaway.’
Racism Warning Yanked as Michelle Obama Hits Spain
Hugh Collins Contributor
(Aug. 4) — First lady Michelle Obama arrived in Spain today amid an embarrassing discussion about a State Department warning of racism among Spanish police.
Comments on the State Department website warned Americans that there had been cases of African-Americans being victimized by Spanish police.
So what about the other 40-60 "friends" that went on that trip?
$75k?!!! Don’t buy that hogwash...its more like in the millions per day to provide security advance teams, reaction teams, medical teams and state dept support, protocol and liaison officers. Not to mention their transpo, housing, feeding and their equipment needs and support. I would put the support costs to the taxpayers at or near $10 mill. How many c5’s ferried personnel and special equipment to Spain in the last month? Those fuel suckers are expensive to fly not to mention crew times layovers and ground support.
Hell the $75k was probably her entourage room costs only...meals and gratuities extra!
Deepak Chopra is this Michelle my Belle’s spirtual leader? He was Michael Jacksons. Deepak Chopra was featured at the Star Lite Gala.
The only good news in that article for me was that this was a “private trip” ... thank heavens I didn’t have to pay for it as a taxpayer. /s
How bout vacationing in the fricking US of A, biyotch?
Most people will swallow this bullcrap too...
yes, sure, there’s nothing more “friendly” than arriving with a contingent of 60 of my security/regular staff for an intimate friend on friend comforting session. pathetic to put this out as an excuse. not buying and now even madder.
I understand Marie Antoinette was good looking.
“Deepak Chopra is this Michelle my Belles spirtual leader? He was Michael Jacksons. Deepak Chopra was featured at the Star Lite Gala.”
What luck! Perhaps Oprah’s (Club of Rome) guru was able to offer grief counseling. /sarc.
Nah, just a vacay with the little future Ivy League graduate, Oxford/Cambridge fellow and hedge fund/investment advisor for privately held money in New York or Chicago or Dubai.
In the meantime, her hubby is Martin Nesbitt, Obama's supposed best friend.
This whole thing is "politics" as usual.
Each parent was allowed one child as cover.
A trip like this, or any trip for our crrent inhabitants of the White House, takes months of planning.
So if M’Antoinette’s best friend’s father passed away a few weeks ago how did they get all the details done so quickly?
And it was a lucky thing that the King of Spain was available for lunch on short notice.
Look for more absurd CYA cover-up stories like this to be released, each one one desperate than the next.
(M’Antoinette’s BFF is her gynecologist. Maybe she needed her annual Pap smear with a touch of paella)
This was not what they are "spinning" it as now. This was planned far in advance. About the only thing that was not planned carefully was Michelle's wardrobe. What she wore looks like she just grabbed it from WalMart and threw it in a suitcase on her way to the airport. And wore her clothes sans ironing.
Oh well, send that balloon up and see if it'll fly.
Can someone tell me why the husbands and wives are in separate ports?
Wouldn't it make more sense if everyone had gone to Chicago?
Yeah, ordinary people do that all the time: “Hey, Granny died! When do we leave for Spain so we can grieve in style!”
Yeah, that many rooms available AND with only 4 weeks notice.
I'll tell you why...
It's all right there in the lyrics to
-Movin' On Up-
They finally got a piece of the pie...
Did she leave her friend at the hotel while she dined with royalty?
Piece of the pie, heck they are eating the whole pie... Let the rest of us eat crumbs..
Yeah, she ditches her “dear friend” for an “official” lunch with Spanish royalty so she can screw the US taxpayers with travel expenses.
Meanwhile, hubby celebrates jis birthday alone in Chicago. (Wonder if he met with Fitz again???)
Anyone out there have a pic of queen michelle serving up some cake?
The train pic is awesome.
The obamas are just “gettin paid”.
Nothing more to it.
Probaly selling her daughter to the Sheik as a wife.....
Lynn Sweet is such a tool.
Let’s see ... Michelle Antoinette couldn’t make a Chicago funeral, but could spend five days in Spain ... missing her husband’s birthday?
What a pant load!