As previously noted, Barack and Michelle and friends live in luxury, at a level unheard of in human history, largely on the taxpayers’ dime. Over and above the designer wardrobe, the full-time makeup artists and personal trainer, and the marvelous vacations, there are other perqs, like the ability to see popular television shows before the little people.
From the WaPo:
We’ve learned so much about how the First Family loves watching “Modern Family” (TV Guide) and Malia and Sasha are not allowed to watch television on school nights (Washington Post), etc. that we were a bit surprised when the First Lady’s office declined to comment on areport they’d pulled some strings to get the third season of “Downton Abbey” before its Jan. 6 launch on PBS in the United States.
Her Royal Wideness will not be denied!