Michelle Antoinette Strikes Again

The First Lady couldn’t wait a few days to start her Christmas vacation, and that decision will cost the taxpayers at least $63,000.

Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her. Mrs. Obama’s decision to go without the president forced her to take a separate plane, meaning two flights instead of one were needed to ferry the First Family to their vacation destination.

Mrs. Obama jetted out to Hawaii on an Air Force C-40B Special Mission Aircraft. The Defense Department bills other agencies $6,330 per flight hour for use the plane. Assuming a flight time from Washington DC to Hawaii of about ten hours, the cost to taxpayers for the flight alone would be about $63,000.

But Mrs. Obama’s determination to get her full two weeks of Hawaiian rest and relaxation probably cost a good deal more. By leaving early, she forced a large logistical support operation – including a retinue of Secret Service agents – to get itself up and running.

At least $63,000. Really, Michelle? You couldn’t wait a couple of days?

23 thoughts on “Michelle Antoinette Strikes Again

  1. Jon Brooks

    Sorry JT the panda suit makers don’t have one with that big of a butt. Maybe in the spirit of ‘compromise’ she could don a dumbo suit and then fly on her own to Hawaii.
    Then for the first time in my life I would be proud of her. LOL

  2. Robin

    You know, if I was Obama, I’d be enjoying the perks as much as I could, too. He isn’t going to be re-elected, so he is making the most of it. He’s set for life and he knows it, so why not start now?

  3. Bob G.

    Impulsiveness is a trademark in D.C. these days (or so I hear).

    ROFL…I like the DUMBO-SUIT idea…marvelous.

    I’ll bet that $63K is gonna be a LOT higher when the red ink hits the fan.
    (that IS just for “De plane, Boss…de plane”)

    I’m just sayin’…

  4. andycanuck

    Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.

    …Vice President Biden was very excited to be flying especially as he wouldn’t be kept in the travel cage for this trip.

  5. dragonlady474

    What? So he can miss an important news conference because he doesn’t want to tick her off, but he’ll postpone going on a trip to Hawaii and risk ticking her off because he has “work to do”. Riiiiiggghhht

  6. Wyatt Earp Post author

    JT – Okay, that was funny.

    Jon – Actually, with Barack’s ears, he would be more suited for that.

    USAdmiral – But, but, we’re getting a tax cut! (Actually, we’re keeping the tax rates as they are, we’re just not getting a tax increase now.)

    RandyG – Says a lot about her love for Barack that she can’t wait two days for him to join the family on the trip.

    GroovyVic – She brought the dog because he could satisfy her more than Barack can. (Wow, that was snarky.)

    Robin – Don’t be so sure about re-election. I think he’ll get re-elected . . . easily. Besides, I don’t see anyone from the GOP that excites me yet.

    Bob G – But, you know, the little people have to cut back on their CO2 emissions.

    Andy – Let’s hope he doesn’t pee on the rug.

    DL474 – I completely forgot about that. And why is he staying? So he could get that photo op for signing DADT?

    Jim – Walking is for the peasants, silly!

  7. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Dr. Evil – Well played, sir.

    GroovyVic – Yeah, my Christmas Spirit came with a side of sarcasm.

    USMC8511 – Hopefully, it’ll be sooner rather than later.

  8. Goldenfoxx

    I would say that Obumma is one pussy whipped president. He bows down to everyone, and when Mulechelle says jump he says “How high honey?” But my take is, he wanted to munch down some hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries, cakes and pies while he could. Remember he spent his birthday alone in Chitcago while Mulechelle and the girls vacationed in Spain? Same scenario, ass, grass, and no Mulechelle around to hen peck him.

  9. Goldenfoxx

    I’d love to know what the Obumma’s are having for Xmas dinner. Oh to be a fly on the wall – or on his cheek.

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