Friday, July 17, 2009

Michelle Obama Fly to London for Fish and Chips

Michelle Obama Takes Girls to London for Fish and Chips

Truly change we can believe in --- or as was said during the campaign,

"We are the change we have been waiting for."

Imagine this --- and when do we get totally fed up?

A Boeing 757 and a fleet of armored cars for Michelle’s sight seeing tour!

Michelle One

On Sunday, President Obama flew back to the United States on Air Force One. His wife, two daughters and her mother did a bit of shopping in Paris before taking their own Boeing 757 (C-32) over to London to do some sight seeing.

We all remember Obama’s admonishment to corporate CEO’s in February:

“You can’t get corporate jets, you can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers dime.”

Apparently that doesn’t apply to his wife.

The London Times opened it’s description of Michelle’s visit this way:

Motorcycle outriders, armoured Chevrolets and bullet-headed men in raincoats criss-crossed London yesterday as Michelle Obama and her daughters spent a second day on an unofficial visit to the capital..

The Times went on to describe that when Michelle and the girls arrived at Westminster Abbey, the building was closed to tourists with people already in told to “wait against the wall.” An American visiting the Abbey said “Right then I knew it was probably someone from our ‘royal family’.”

Michelle’s motorcade shut down the London street above as the First Lady of the World and her children go for Fish and Chips at a pub in Mayfair . The entourage inside the restaurant was 15 people while dozens more wait outside. Include the dozens of Air Force personnel to fly and service the plane, embassy personnel and other staff and we are talking about a serious expenditure of tax payer dollars.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and won’t be able to take their family on a summer holiday.

Despite their circumstances they’ll still be expected to fork over the tax dollars to pay for Michelle’s trip.

Can you imaging the GALL of this our First Family?



Dr. Dave said...

Mobacca doesn't have to follow the rules set for the rest of us, Ron. She's in rarefied air. She DESERVES this, sugar, and, by N.O.W., she's going to HAVE it...because it comes with $540 shoes and $3,000 (or whatever it cost) alligator purses and personal flights to Heathrow for fish and chips.

John Isaacson, Chairman said...

Don't forget this is standard, always, for the First Ladies, and for first children. It is designed to keep the President from having to make decisions when his family is in danger. It has been true since the Kennedy era, and to some extent before, particularly during WWII.

Being critical of any First Family members is probably not well founded - however much fun for the writers.

Ron Russell said...

No one is questioning the security---thats not the issue this post was pointing out. The issue is the money spent for her to take what amounted to a sight-seeing trip during a time of economic recession. This is just another example of government employee playing free and easy with the tax-payers money. What was the purpose of the trip to London if it wasn't sight-seeing. I see none do you!

Mr Pink Eyes said...

There seems to be quite the contrast from Obama's words to corperate America and the way he feels he can live.Do as I say, not as I do.
I just have two things to ask all the Obamabot, did you really think that you were going to get change? If so, do you feel silly now?

Always On Watch said...

We the taxpayers are indeed getting fleeced.

BHO apparently believes that is his RIGHT for his family to live and spend like royalty.

Ever think about the irony of his various appointees being called "czars"? What happened to the last czar of Russia, anyway?