Because the right wing has propagated so much misinformation about the size and cost of the First Lady’s trip, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet published an articlesetting the record straight today. First, Michelle Obama brought only Sasha (Malia is at summer camp) along with two close friends, each of whom also brought their daughters. Second, the entire group paid for their own lodging and personal expenses. The New York Times reported that Michelle even reimbursed the government for the equivalent of two first-class commercial tickets for the flight on Air Force Two. (Her friends flew separately, on commercial flights). Finally, most of the rooms booked at her hotel in Spain belonged to Secret Service agents, and as Sweet wrote, “No matter where she goes — domestic or international — any first lady gets protection and she does not decide how many agents are needed.”
Answer by urkiddingright at 2:12 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
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Answer by findingharmony at 8:51 AM on Aug. 10, 2010
First of all it is more about how many trips she takes on our dime that is in issue, this is one of many cakes Michelle has eaten.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:24 AM on Aug. 10, 2010
The whole thing is laughable. The other side should take this as a compliment. The repubs look a little desperate and are trying anything. Is this the best they can do. They talk about this because they are running out of crazy talking points like trying to change the constitution just one other laughable talking point. I turned on Fox for 2 minutes yesterday to get my daily laugh and this was the big subject.
Answer by mommom2000 at 9:33 AM on Aug. 10, 2010
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