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Michelle Obama taking another vacation this summer, to Spain

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below, from the White House.....


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to Spain in August

The First Lady will travel to Spain next week for a private, mother-daughter trip with longtime family friends. President Obama will not be joining this trip.

While in Spain, Mrs. Obama will pay an official visit to Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain at their invitation.

All activities are closed press.

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Oficina de la Primera Dama

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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

26 de julio, 2010

La Primera Dama Michelle Obama viajará en agosto a España


La Primera Dama viajará la próxima semana a España en un viaje privado con su hija y con viejos amigos de la familia. El Presidente Obama no realizará al viaje.

Durante su estadía en España, la Sra. Obama aceptará la invitación de Sus Majestades, el Rey Juan Carlos y la Reina Sofía de España, y los visitará oficialmente.

La prensa no tendrá acceso a sus actividades.

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the First Lady


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17 Comments

I'm sure its only a coincidens that Spanish king will see Obama. It is a disgrace. When so many people can not keep roof over their heads Obamas act and behave like kings with complete disregard of the troubles that they put our country into. Its a shame. I hope that people of America will notice it and will come to a correct conclusion. Novemebr can't get here soon enough. REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.

Michelle Obama is not a salaried employee of the U.S. government nor a prisoner in the White House. She should be free to go wherever she wants, whenever she wants and any ancillary security expenses go with the position she holds.

I don't remember about anyone complaining about Laura Bush's travel, nor should they have.

I wonder how many USA airplanes and gallons of fuel it will take to haul Mrs. Obama, her personal aids and, security detail there and back. Also, will the Obamas be footing any of the expense -- or, is this entirely on the taxpayers' dime?

[BEGIN QUOTE] While in Spain, Mrs. Obama will pay an official visit to Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain at their invitation.

All activities are closed press.[END QUOTE]

THAT MEANS it is NOT a private trip. The media has every right to be involved and the public has every right to cover her itinerary.

The public is paying for this largesse. We are, therefore, entitled to an itinerary and receipts.

...and I suppose the Taxed-Out Taxpayers get to foot the whole frickin expense for this private Government Jet and all the expenses for The Government Support Personnel as well...? ...and, in addition to The First ho-hum lady and First ho-hum daughter, we taxpayers get the "opportunity" to pay for all of these additional folks too: The First ho-hum lady's ho-hum mother and The First ho-hum Lady's entourage, including all of The First ho-hum lady's "suck-up" "hangars on," and "groupies" from That Down and Dirty Political Cesspool called Chi-town, Ilbinois, home of Blago's Hair and Non-Stop Mouth!!
If the truth be known, The First Missus ho-hum and The First ho-hum Daughter and the rest of The First Missus ho-hums' sycophants' don't want to be anywhere around when The Blago Circus raises its voice to a crescendo this next week and a loud gavel bangs off the Judges Bench with a Big Finding of "Guilty" on most all counts which is then screeched out Coast to Coast and beyond our Shores by our worthless, "where-am-I-and-what-am-I-doing," incompetent media! This will now be Blago's best opportunity to loudly vent against President ho-hum and the rest of the ho-hum's family.
That is why the orders for a "Closed Press." You see The First Lady ho-hum, just doesn't want to be questioned about President Ho-hum's involvement with Blago in selling President ho-hum's U.S. Senate Seat.
The first Lady ho-hum is bringing along all her sycophants, "hangars-on" and "groupies" to form a defensive wall, by using these suck-ups to guard the ho-hums just in case the news media breaks in to their secure residence while in Spain, where the rain falls mainly on the plains.

Who is paying for her personal vacation?

Will taxpayers fund this vacation, because she visits the king?

Sad if true.

Can't wait to see the tax payers' bill for this little 30 room "Michelle Antoinette" party. ¡Ay, caramba!

I suppose this means that the taxpayers will foot the bill for her travel, board and lodging! Wonder how many she will take in her group this time? And she is going to leave Barry alone (?) in the Oval Office with only cigars! Didn't Bubba have fun when this happen to him??

COME ON PEOPLE, LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE ARE YOU SICK OF THIS PRAVDA MEDIA AND PRAVDA WHITE HOUSE WHO CENSOR YOUR NEWS?

THERE WAS NO BUSH FAMILY 'OFF LIMITS' - HECK BUSH WENT ON VACATION AND THOSE WITCHES IN PINK BOUGHT LAND AND PROTESTED AGAINST THE WAR, 60 DEAD LAST MONTH, TWICE THAT THIS MONTH AND WHERE ARE THOSE WITCHES..........DIDN'T CARE A BIT ABOUT DEAD SOLDIERS DID YA GALS???

BUT THIS OILYBAMA DICTATOR SAYS NO MEDIA AND THEY RUN AND HIDE IN A HOLE FOR THEM....

ENOUGH 98 DAYS AND WE TAKE AWAY YOUR POWER........VACATIONING WHILE 60 DEAD, 31 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AND THE GULF RUINED AND ARIZONANS SLAUGHTERED BY CRIMINAL INVADERS

AND THESE FREAKS VACATION FOR A MONTH WITHOUT ANY MEDIA OUTRAGE

98 DAYS AND 3 ELECTIONS..............LIBERALS YOUR ARROGANCE TOTALLY OVERRULES YOUR BRAINS..............

The communist elite lives very well while confiscating the wealth of others.

"Since many of you ask when there are stories about presidential vacation travel: Mrs. Obama always flies on a U.S. government plane; she pays personal expenses herself. Her friends are not flying with her. She will travel with "minimal" staff."

Lynn Sweet - Chicago Sun-Times

According to Snopes.com, Michelle Obama has 22 staffers (Laura Bush had 18+) There is no indication these staffers are accompanying her to Spain.

WHEN IS MOST OF THE MEDIA GOING TO WAKE UP AND HELP SAVE AMERICA? WHERE ARE THEY? CAN THEY BE THAT SO FAR TO THE LEFT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HELP LOSE ALL OF OUR FREEDOMS, BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY AND DO NOTHING?

Genial brief and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you on your information.

We pay for the government plane which she flew, but Mrs. Obama pays all her personal expenses. Gosh, why don't people do their homework and learn what we as tax payers are responsible for with the first family. Read former First Lady Laura Bush's new memoir and you will learn alot about life in the White House what the first family's is responsible for ...yes, they have to pay too!

I don't suppose there was any consideration for a trip to the Gulf Coast, maybe to support the local tourism?
They could use the money and the press would be good for bolstering tourism in that area.
OOh well, too late.

Please grow up...it is in our best interest to have the likes of Michelle Obama show up for our behalf in other countries. It is a matter of foreign diplomacy and we the tax payers should be happy to foot whatever the costs are. Knowing the integrity of the Obamas, I am sure it is all legitimate.

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