Summer approaches, and with excruciatingly high gas prices and the sluggish economy, it looks like another “staycation” for most American families. Not so for America’s glittering royalty, the affirmative action dependent Barack and Michelle Obama. For them, no belt-tightening is required, and based on what I saw today of Mooch stomping around Ft. Stewart, GA, that’s a good thing.
Today, thanks to Judicial Watch, we learn the real cost of Michelle’s excellent August 2010 adventure to a luxurious Spanish resort. From The Daily Mail:
The First Lady’s whirlwind tour of Spain in 2010 better have been a once in a lifetime trip, because her getaway cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars.
The highly controversial and lavish trip drew ire at the time, but the White House assured the public that the Obamas picked up the tab on their own.
But new information from Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates government corruption, detailed the extensive security costs to the United States Air Force and Secret Service.
And let’s not forget that awesome trip to Africa, to do “youth outreach,” as in taking her daughters and her niece and nephew on a trip that cost us $424,142.
Those adding it up may have noticed that we’re close to a cool million bucks here, and I think we’re just about there if we include the $100,000 she spent by taking a separate flight to Hawaii for her 17-day vacation last December.
At this point, some of you bitter clingers are probably engaging in your typical hate fest, resenting the Obamas for living large on your dime. You don’t have a clue. You think it’s all light and laugher? You think having a full time makeup artist, a personal trainer flown in from Chicago, an endless supply of designer clothes to wear attending celebrity-studded soirèes and LSM suckups incessantly celebrating your “beauty,” is easy? It’s no picnic, my mouth-breathing friend. Just listen to the First Klingon herself.
Let’s do Mooch a favor and make it easy for her to shop, eat ice cream and otherwise live her life outside the prying eyes of the Secret Service. As Mitt Romney told the rest of the country aka victims of your husband’s moronic policies, hang on. Help is one the way.