MIchelle Obama marks shared sacrifice with 16th vacation

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“Everybody’s going to have (to) give,” Obama replies. “Everybody’s going to have to have some skin (in) the game.”

Of course, some will give less:

First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.
Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.

Accounting for trips out of Washington for several days, the total number of vacations Washington Secrets tabulated is 16, 10 where the family was together, such as for Christmas and summer vacations, one by the president and five by the first lady. Not included were Camp David visits or trips like the first family’s New York City date night in May, 2009.

The Obama Vacation List

— President’s Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski.
— Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
— Summer 2011, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
— June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
— President’s Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
— Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
— August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
— August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
— August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
— August 2010, summer vacation again at Martha’s Vineyard.
— July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
— May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
— March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.

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7 Responses to “MIchelle Obama marks shared sacrifice with 16th vacation”

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    Nan G

    liberalmann, you are a gem!
    Get a life, indeed.
    People are already talking about how to consolidate their driving needs into fewer trips.
    All the errands in one trip.
    Maybe they could try to make it exciting – like a vacation.

    Every $.25 rise in gas prices costs America’s economy $35 billion.
    Since Obama has been in charge our RECESSION was ended (officially) in June of 2009.
    BUT our economy has been hurt – just by Obama’s energy policies – More than $245 billion because of the rise in price of gasoline.

    Now he is hurting our recovery further while Michelle Antoinette eats cake in Aspen on her 16th EXPENSIVE vacation.

    (I used to wonder if Obama supporters were stupid enough to consider themselves living vicariously through the Obamas’ lavish habits. Seems as though some of them are.)

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    Mr. O fiddles while the country burns, too busy getting money for the campaign than to be the leader of the free world. The divine Ms. O flits about the country vacationing here and there, while taking time out of her busy travels to zumba dance and tell us to stop eating chocalate filled Twinkies. And what do we hear from the MSM? Crickets chirping. The state owned media would make the Nazi propaganda proud.

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