So what’s a First Lady of Snobsville to do but take a glamorous vacation, with the right people of course, in the right neighborhood of course. (or is it the right ‘hood? – must work on my etiquette) Back in May she was in the the planning stage for Martha’s vineyard with a side order of farm.
But their previous digs were sold so they had to look for another “crib” for the first family retreat — which is no retreat but never mind that. Michelle apparently set her eye on” another place in the Vineyard and plans to stay for an “extended period” in August. Remember what she said at the inauguration, how she was going to enjoy it this time around. (as if she hadn’t been enjoying it all along) So they will stay and Obama will make frequent appearances, or so the plan was in May. But they also had to squeeze in that lavish, super-expensive African va-k tour. What a hectic schedule, eh?
She’ll have to try to get by. As long as Michelle makes certain to enjoy herself this time around, that’s all that matters. Who cares about the sequester when you’re doing Africa between trips to Ireland and Martha’s Vineyard? I don’t think Britain’s royal family ever traveled this much. The first snobs are living it up.
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland
Arrival in Africa (and just have to wait for those Vineyard pics)
Not to forget the 2011 budget buster — with 424,000 just for air force crew expenses — vacation to Africa in June. That one included a safari for her and the kids, which followed the previous summer’s lavish Spain va-k. Of course, they would have to outdo that previous budget in this year’s trip to Africa — which happened to follow a stint in Ireland, and precedes their summer va-k in Martha’s Vineyard. Nothing scheduled for September yet, but it’s a possibility.
As usual, the central question for the media, come Martha’s Vineyard, will be “what is she wearing”. And with all these va-k’s, it’s possible for even an elitist like Michelle to run out of wardrobe. (we don’t even want to know what the cleaning bills are)
Enter “Porgy and Bess, Summertime”… and the livin’ is easy.
I don’t want to hear these tired comparisons about Bush vacation days. Michelle is in vacation daze. He owned a ranch, so he went there, okay? We didn’t buy the farm (pardon the pun) — or even rent it. And we weren’t in the middle of the biggest recession since the depression.
So far, it looks like Af-1 and AF-2 are getting a heck of a workout, along with the taxpayers’ wallet. What sequester? “Fly the friendly skies”…or not.
Earth to Michelle, you didn’t build that.