Monday, August 09, 2010

Michelle Vacation Spin Starts

After a supposed $375,000 price tag, 40 rooms at a 5 star hotels, shut down beaches and towns and lunch with a king the White House has finally noticed that the little subjects are wagging their tongues. Start spin.

Spain vacation with 'a dear friend' whose father recently died

Mr. Sensitive, Robert Gibbs stated that, "The first lady is on a private trip. She is a private citizen and is the mother of a daughter on a private trip. And I think I'd leave it at that."  Hogwash.

So, a friend's father passed away and a month later they have a get together. The First Lady traveled to Spain using Secret Service personnel, White House staffers and represented the United States to the King of Spain. Never mind that the hotel cost enough a night to pay the monthly rent or mortgage for many Americans out of work right now.

Losing a parent is a hurtful thing and Mrs. Obama has every right, in fact a duty, to console her friend, but not on the taxpayer dime which spent at the rate it was spent is like spitting in the eye of every family going through financial difficulty at the moment. If the First Family and the White House don't get that they are not tone deaf, they are deaf, dumb and blind. Which, in fact, may be their only excuse.