Lynn Sweet, writing in Politics Daily is defending the fair Lady Michelle's trip to Spain by claiming that Michelle and Sasha were there to comforting a grieving friend. That, as Michelle Malkin would say, is snort worthy.
Mrs. Obama and her friends paid for their hotel rooms and other personal expenses. All first ladies, however, get 24-hour security and transportation on military aircraft. When Mrs. Obama flies on personal business, she pays what amounts to a first-class fare, but taxpayers pick up most of the overhead costs for the plane and security.Lady Michelle & friends may have paid their own expenses but they also left a tab in excess of $400,000 for the taxpayers. Not exactly chump change, unless you consider working Americans to be chumps. Of course, we are to believe that if it weren't for security concerns the Lady Michelle and her posse would have holed at the local Super 8.
A reason Mrs. Obama stayed at the ritzy Villa Padierna in Marbella was security, I was told. Agents were able to secure the lush resort and a nearby beach.
We have a President with a long problem establishing that he is in touch with those middle Americans bitterly clinging to their guns, their religion, their hopes for a better job, and so on. Now Michelle is jet-setting in five-star hotels while Democrats strategize on getting their message out. Point One:Dems are counting on the false belief that if say that they are on the side of the middle class often enough that eventually someone will believe it. I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
Democrats are on the side of the middle class.It shows.