It’s been quite a week here on the East Coast. Within the space of 7 days, we’ve experienced a moderate earthquake, a major hurricane, and the most unusual event of all—Barack Obama cutting one of his vacations short. His consort, however, the ever-gracious Michelle, First Lady of frugality, will remain behind until the Obama’s luxury rental expires on Saturday:
Bringing Mrs. Obama home a day later forces the Secret Service to continue to provide security on Martha’s Vineyard even though the president will be back in Washington. And Mrs. Obama will bill the Air Force for a separate, specially equipped jet to take her home. (Michelle Returning From Vineyard on Separate Flight – Kevin Koffler, White House Dossier)
Hell, only a mean-spirited right-winger would begrudge the First Lady a few extra hours of leisure, right? After all, as Tom Wallace, the Obama’s realtor pointed out,
“It’s the type of place that once you get there, it’s not something you want to leave. It’s very tranquil, great place for a family vacation.”
But for Michelle Obama, there seems to be quite a few of those places. As the Mail Online reports:
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.
Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.
And, since you can’t very well frequent the bar in a decent 5-star hotel wearing last year’s dreary fashions, Michelle has reportedly been
…going on ‘wild shopping sprees’, much to the distress of her husband, who…is ‘absolutely furious’ at his wife’s ‘out-of-control spending’
Well, well. There appears at long last to be something Barack Obama and I agree upon. I’d like to be at the White House when he at last looks his high rolling wife in her gimlet eyes, and says,
“You got some ‘splainin’ to do…”