Monday, August 09, 2010

Michelle Antoinette: Forced To Endure Luxury Vacay To 'Honor Friend's Dead Father'

This is getting embarrassing.

After widespread national disgust over Michelle Obama's luxury Spanish vacation at the taxpayer's expense, the White House has decided to spin this modern day excess. According to the White House and its pet media whores, the First Lady made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends who just lost her father, longtime Chicago pal Anita Blanchard , that she would spend time with her. According to the White House, Mrs. Obama was unable to attend the funeral, which took place in early July.


Let's look at one of the menus for the wake:

The AP, quoting a menu released by the palace, said lunch "was Andalusian-style chilled gazpacho soup, char-grilled turbot, veal escalopes with mustard, Oriental rice with sauteed mushrooms, a Mallorca-style vegetable ratatouille and sliced fruit with ice cream, accompanied by wines from the northern regions of Rueda and Rioja."

Sounds delish. I always like to see our Royal Family and their friends eating well..especially when the American taxpayer is picking up the tab.

Oh, and the nonsense about not being able to attend the funeral? A quick internet search reveals most of early July's activities. They started with a Memorial Day long weekend in Chicago; then a trip to the Camp David presidential retreat before July 4; then a weekend in Maine, with a trip to Acadia National Park, from July 16 through Sunday afternoon July 18.

Remember, we are talking about the First Lady here with her basically nonessential activities, not the President.I think she could have managed to get away for a funeral.

By the same token, if the First Lady was going to queen it with a luxury vacation on our dime, there's no reason it couldn't have been in California rather than the Spanish Rivera, where the money would at least benefit the American economy during an economic downturn.

Sacrifice? Austerity? That's for the little people.

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