For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars plus additional expenses for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.
Answer by fiatpax at 8:23 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
I'm still waiting for the complaint that Laura Bush took the twins on an African Safari....Guess I missed that post. or that the secret service was ON THE CLOCK to go retrieve them from the POLICE STATION on more than one occasion..had to follow her to night clubs and parties......I don't care but apparently the OP cares about that type of thing...maybe you just didnt know...because FOX didnt report it
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:13 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Let's get some facts straight:
* I've seen reports that Mrs. Obama brought 40 friends on the trip. The East Wing has told me earlier in the week that is not true. On Saturday, the East Wing confirmed that Mrs. Obama is traveling with two female friends and four of their daughters.
Answer by momentofpeace at 8:50 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:13 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 8:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
There is no question here, put youir hatred on your journal page
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:56 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Never mind that I don't consider four days a "vacation," that's a long weekend. Never mind that the Obama's are footing their own personal expenses. Never mind that the Obama's are parents of young children and understandably want to provide them with the best childhood experiences they can afford. Never mind that airline fares and packages to Europe are affordable to any middle class person who plans well, economic downturn or not. Never mind that the republicans constantly preach that in this capitalistic society people have the right to make and spend their money any way they want. Unless you're the wife of a democratic president, evidently.
Answer by momentofpeace at 8:59 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:16 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
*Mrs. Obama's total entourage is larger, with staff and security. The East Wing will not say how many staffers are with Mrs. Obama. I've seen deputy chief of staff Melissa Winter and another staffer in photos.
*Mrs. Obama always travels--domestic and international--with an around the clock security force--uniform and in plain clothes. Taxpayers pay their salary and travel expenses.
Answer by momentofpeace at 8:51 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
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