Michelle and Barry's Excellent Adventures

By Proof

Photoshop alert! This apparently isn't one!

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First Lady Michelle Obama

At first, (sorry Michelle!) I thought this was a photoshop of Barack trying to make him look (more) effeminate. Then, I saw in the caption it was Michelle. Remember, our Fearless Leader rode a girl's bike, too...

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Then, we find out the price tag for the Obamas vacationing with the "millionaires and billionaires":

The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.

Guess we need to re-write JFK:

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what your country can do for me!"

-Barack Obama

The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

And the first family's nine-day stay in Martha's Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.

... 'Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips

But, the pressure of being First Lady! It's got to be hell on her not worrying about mortgage payments or where her next gourmet meal is coming from! I hear in the White House, once she even had to draw her own bath!*

While the President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket, the website whitehousedossier.com says that the amount paid by the couple is 'dwarfed by the overall cost to the public'.

The magazine also reported that Mrs Obama, whose fashion choices are widely followed, had been going on 'wild shopping sprees', much to the distress of her husband, who, its sources reveal, is 'absolutely furious' at his wife's 'out-of-control spending'.

Now if he could only bring himself to become furious at Congress for their out-of-control spending!

*Probably not true. Staff would have been fired over such a thing!

H/T Rob Port

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. Michelle on vacation? From what? She doesn't work, and best I can tell, even think. She's got dozens of "aides" and they come along with her anyways, so what is it she needs to get away from? Perhaps being 2nd to the ONE for as a feminist that has got to be getting under her skin.

  2. madmath: I just reports 'em, I don't explains 'em!

  3. Obama should enjoy the White House while he still can.

  4. RK: He was planning on hanging out with Bill Clinton in 2013, but Bill keeps asking him to get coffee...

  5. I cannot conceive of Obama being re-elected, especially given a photo such as this. But I was convinced that Barry Goldwater would beat Lyndon Johnson, so what do I know?

  6. Wrecking a great nation is very hard work.

  7. For some reason, when I read the title of this post, I read it as "Michelle and Barry's most excellent adventures". Still, being on vacation means no trillion dollar laws being signed...


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