Skip to comments.Inside story of Michelle's trip (Damage control)
Posted on 08/09/2010 4:51:11 AM PDT by maggief
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Next time one of Michelle’s friends is bereft, can the taxpayers JUST SEND FLOWERS, PLEASE????!
Oprah fans and the View crowd will slurp it up.
They really don’t care what we think.
When in hot water, a liberal ALWAYS resorts to "tolerance and compassion."
They gotta be sucking up something illegal if they think Americans will fall for this con.
Even if it is true - TS! Hey Michelle, go console your ‘dear friend’ on your own dime and stop spending our money. The Obama’s have a bad case of George Jefferson - they finally got a piece of the pie and they are going to make sure they gorge on it before it goes away.
How much to keep her there year round?
Mmmm ... mmm ... mmmm ...
UK TELEGRAPH REDPORT Some estimated the cost to the American taxpayer of Mrs O's entourage and her trip at $375,000. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, declined to comment on Mrs Obama's holiday, saying "she is a private citizen and is the mother of a daughter on a private trip."
Secret Service and the multiple WH govt employees Mrs O brought on the trip ("supposedly for her friend") occupied about 60 rooms in the posh five-star Villa Padierna hotel,and will be paid for by taxpayers. A 15-vehicle convoy shuttled Her Highness' entourage around.
The opulence of the The five-star Villa Padierna in Marbella, Spain has drawn scrutiny. The Hotel Villa Padierna, a Ritz-Carlton resort in the mountains outside Marbella has two golf courses, a posh spa with Turkish baths, views of the Mediterranean Sea and a high-end restaurant specializing in avant-garde fare. Room rates start at $400 and rise to $6,500 for a two-bedroom villa with a private pool and 24-hour butler service.
LOL, the funny part is that the administration thinks Americans will buy this excuse. Not gonna work. They really blew it with their vacation decisions.
How ‘bout we send the entire bill to Michelle and let her pay it?
Affirmative Action President’s Beard sticking it to The Man.
I would like to know if the Obamas took LAVISH EUROPEAN VACATIONS WHEN THEY WEREN”T IN OFFICE.....anyone know??
Hey, that works for me.
Wow so it took a week to come up with this lame spin. Getting harder for the booster club to carry water for the first family and their extravagant tastes.
Did you read the comments after the article? Looks like NO ONE is buying this whitewash attempt.
It’s bizarre, you have Queen Elizabeth taking a public train with a single bodyguard and the First Lady of the US taking these lavish trips with a whole retinue.
Supposedly Mobama, 2 other women, and 4 daughters w/ them.
I began to wonder about the ‘30-40 friends’ reports when we didn’t see any pics of Desiree Rogers fighting to get between Mobama and the cameras.
She couldn’t make the funeral in early July?? Weren’t the haloed one and wife on another vacation in early July?.If the decision to go was made around the middle of July, I find it hard to believe that this place had so many rooms available on such short notice. You can’t get a room in Cape Cod for 5 nites without booking in March. That would mean a lot of people were asked to cancel their vacation plans to open up space for this party. Unless this resort didn’t have any guests scheduled the first week in August.
Watch it, Sucka!
And remember---the first story out was that she was going to Spain (not for her bereaved friend) but b/c she wanted to focus on being a Mom.
Since the other daughter is away at camp---does this to mean another $375,000 vacation to focus on being a mom?
These two Lower Slobbovians are dragging free Americans into the slavery of Marxism WHILE THEY enjoy the benefits of capitalism.
I heard that there were as many as 60 in the entourage. Now, here is a claim of 7. Which is true?
They need to be covered extensively on The View, Today Show, Oprah. Exclusive access, behind the scenes stuff. The more fawning, the better.
November is coming.
How very moving.
I swear, these people will lie to you about what toothpaste they buy.
You are being so kind my friend. This bunch of ‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’ are starting to remind me of Taylor from Liberia. The only difference I see at present is that Taylor just killed the people that were against him. He ran his country into the septic tank and “0” is doing the same.
This miscue is sure gonna gum up their political plans for her to do another Hillary.
People will not be able to stand the sight of her——and him.
What would be wrong with going to Chicago to do that?
She says let them eat cake(from their unemployment compensation) :)
Rush has been on this. I enjoy listening to him now more than ever.
OK, so she wanted to console a friend after the death of a parent.
What has that to do with taxpayer funding of a jet-set extravaganza to Spain?
Brugmansian uncovered the following article in EL MUNDO and the last paragraph is of specific importance.
Varias casas reales árabes también pasan sus veranos en Marbella desde hace años. Así, habrá un encuentro entre Michelle Obama y el príncipe Salman bin Abdelaziz, gobernador de Riad y hermano del fallecido Rey Fahd de Arabia Saudí; mientras que se baraja otra reunión de la primera dama con el propietario del Málaga CF, empresario multimillonario, hijo del ministro del Interior de Qatar y miembro de la familia real qatarí, Abdullah Al Thani.
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Read and translated by both Victoria Delsoul and aruanan for accuracy,Victoria Delsoul wrote:
It says, that it’s going to be a meeting between Michelle Obama and prince Salman bin Abdelaziz, governor of Riyadh and brother of the deceased Rey Fahd of Saudi Arabia; whereas there would be another meeting of the first lady with the owner of the Malaga CF, businessman multimillionaire, son of the Secretary of the Interior of Qatar and member of the real family qatarí, Abdullah Al Thani.
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It is important to point out, that nothing about her meeting with the above named has been mentioned in the Lame Stream Media, just out of character scolding and gripes about the expense of her trip!
Another fascinating fact: Jesse Jackson Jr, is also along on the trip. Yes, son of shakedown artist himself.
Lol! The damage control/spin cycle people aren’t even trying anymore.
Like I said, she could have done that in Chicago.
Lyin’ freak grifter family = nobamas
(Cue the catty comment about adding another dog to get Three Dogs at Night.)
This story is just not dying out, is it? It is getting worse and worse for the first couple-—she is up to something over there in Spain, or their marriage is in trouble. It will be interesting to see if she goes back to hoeing her rutabagas, once back at the WH.
Lindy, I’ve never used that word more in my life than in the past two years. Sometimes it’s the only appropriate response to anything that comes out of Obama’s mouth.
However, even if it is true that does not excuse the amount of taxpayer's money spent on this lavish vacation, in fact it makes it worse.
Taking an all expenses paid(by the taxpayers, regardless of what the media says)vacation to Spain simply because one of your buddies had a death in the family is as gross an example of arrogance as I have ever seen, and to try to say it is fine simply because her friend needed consoling is just pure BS.
Michelle Antoinette doesn't begin to describe the extravagance and waste taking a trip like this simply to placate a friend entails.
“These two Lower Slobbovians are dragging free Americans into the slavery of Marxism WHILE THEY enjoy the benefits of capitalism “
Same as it ever was....
Why didn't she take her friend to Camp David to spend quality time with her?
What did the American taxpayers owe Michelle's friend?
Axelrod is too clever by half. He thought if he threw in some ‘Oprah’ sob story that we would all shut up. After all, it’s not ‘polite’ to speak ill of the dead and he thought this would show what a ‘wonderful and devoted’ friend Michelle is to have gone on this trip. What a bunch of hogwash....LOL! I wonder how her friend feels about being used for political cover? Who was the third unnamed friend that went on the spanish lobster junket? Why all the secrecy?
I haven’t yet met a grieving person who would be comforted by tooling around Spain in a 13-car motorcade and walking the beaches and streets of a resort in a crowd of dozens of strap hangers shielded from the paparazzi by 60 secret service agents and hundreds of spanish police.
Nor have I met a true friend with access to a staff of 122 servants and a private military jet fleet who couldn’t make it from DC to a Chicago funeral, having taken 8 vacations in 3 months.
Sorrm me-shell, we call BEE ESS on this story. Our tears refuse to be jerked.
Nor have I met a true friend with access to a staff of 122 servants and a private military jet fleet who couldn't make it from DC to a Chicago funeral, having taken 8 vacations in 3 months.
Sorry me-shell, we call BEE ESS on this story. Our tears refuse to be jerked.
IS it true Jesse Jackson JR was on the trip?
My old boss was a guy who frowned on cussing. He always said “Sometimes a good cuss word is the only word that fits the description”. LOL
I guess Motel Seis and Super Ocho were full up.
Very good point. Has anyone dug up the nitty-gritty about when the funeral was, and what ME-shell was doing at that time?
The most pertinent thing to this story are the reader comments in the Sun-Times web site. Everyone of them reads of absolute disgust. This guy just may lose 50 states in 2012 if the Republicans can actually find someone with some balls to run.
I found no definitions of that word.. I assume it is a Kenyan local slang. I think it can be broken down in to the two main parts. Slob...as in “They are slobs. and Bovines... as in pigs.. Then I figured out you meant “in English” that they were Pig Slobs.
I like that!
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