However, her Spanish vacation was a little bit elaborate, don't you think?
She took Air Force Two.
She took an undisclosed number (read: a lot) of her closest friends to a really spendy hotel.
She took ~70 Secret Service agents and their per diem.
She had a beach closed down for her own private use.
She had a convoy of 15 or more cars and SUVs.
I'm not upset because she's wealthy and can do these things and I can't. I say let the rich spend their money! It is, after all, hers to spend.
I'm not upset because of the carbon footprint that a trip like that leaves. I don't use CFLs in my house and I most certainly don't drive a Smart Car. It's halogens and SUVs for me. It is, after all, my money to spend.
I'm not upset because I wasn't invited. But, seriously. How many "close" friends can she really have?
Please stop spending US tax dollars taking elaborate trips like that OVERSEAS. Our US economy could've used some of that stimulus.
Please stop spending US tax dollars being polite and inviting everyone under the sun to go with you.
And please stop pretending to be just like me. My vacations involve road trips with toddlers, sleeping in a tent, and instant coffee.
P. S. Please feel free to take your husband next time. He is, after all, the President. And it was, after all, his birthday.