Tuesday, August 10, 2010

RANT: Michelle's Vacation

I do not envy the First Lady.  I would not want my life scrutinized by every hack reporter or self-righteous blogger. 

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?

 But I would like to request of Mrs. Obama a few things...

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.


  1. Amen, sister! Especially the part about spending money in the States. She should have gone to the Gulf, and invited the locals to a HUGE fish fry or crab fest...since I hear dolphins, crabs and other sea life are starting to show oil deposits in their eggs...

  2. I love your P.S. That is the part that stuck out to me the most about this whole thing. But then again, I am weird about my birthday. I prefer that Paul drop everything he is doing all day and be constantly thankful that I was born. ;)

  3. Wow. I had no idea, and yet am not really surprised....but rather irritated. It's too bad we don't have a more limited government with a more limited allowance if they can't even be responsible. Ick.