...White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that the first lady will pay her personal expenses — as will the friends who are traveling with her. But that only covers a small part of the ultimate expense, given that she has full-time Secret Service protection and has to travel with an entourage of staff. That cost, as well as her travel on board an , is covered by taxpayers.
...As the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports , by the end of the summer, the first lady will have taken eight vacations. That includes a June trip to Los Angeles, where she and her daughters attended the NBA Finals, as well as an upcoming trip to the Florida Gulf Coast next weekend and a 10-day visit to Martha's Vineyard later this month with the president.
These people are just unbelievable. It sure is great to know that in these tough economic times (thanks democrats), that the Obamas are getting all that vacation time and spending our money.
What a party it's been! Eight vacations for Michelle, and that's only by the end of August. Maybe she'll try to keep it to a dozen or so for the year, since we are all cutting back.