Fw: For the second time in my life, I'm not ashamed

Subject: Fw: For the second time in my life, I'm not ashamed

This should be sent across the USA to every hard-working American.

A real tear jerker---

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.
I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars plus additional expenses for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times – with our 13 vehicle convoy.
Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group. These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who's counting?). That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint. 
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.
I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more from Martha's Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year with more of our family and friends.

Michelle Obama


Anonymous said...

Michelle Obama paid for the trip out of pocket. The only expenses footed by the taxpayers were the mandatory security detail.

Also, not Air Force Two, since Biden was not present. But given how angry conservatives are that Mrs. Obama takes vacations, perhaps they think she IS the Vice President?

As for Barack taking vacation... he's far from the worst, although in the past 30 years, he only beats Republican Presidents.

gruaud said...

More blathering from conservative
fantasy island.

katz said...

The interesting implication is that, if conservatives want politicians to pay for all their own expenses while they're in office, they're supporting a plutocracy--a government where only the wealthy can afford to rule.

You can't have both a government where anyone can rule and a government that the citizens don't have to pay for.

Zeno said...

This concern among right-wingers is all about good government and fiscal responsibility. It certainly has nothing to do with racism. Certainly none of the complainers would say anything different if a white first lady went overseas. You can tell because of the way they are so careful to avoid racially charged language. Except when they think we're not watching.

ferschitz said...

Where were these people when Laura Bush or Nancy Reagan or Barbara Bush went on vacation? Oh right: they didn't complain. But none of those women were colored & Michelle Obama is... so I guess that's the difference.

It's OK if you're a white Republian.

Everything is totally wrong if you're a minority Democrat.


Anoner said...

You make a good point, Katz, but given how the Tea Baggers love to give the ultra rich tax cuts and do what they say, I think the answer is that conservatives only want the rich (especially rich whites) to rule us - as a plutocracy - with an iron fist. Minorities need not apply.

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