August 9, 2010

Um..oh wait..yeah..that'll work..

"O.K., now where's the free weights at and what're these two snakes doing crawlin' up my chest?"
Hate to keep harping on FLOTUS-gate thing, but this is too good to let go. It seems that the blow-back from MOOrie (get it? Michelle Obama + Marie Antoinette) was so much, that they White House has taken to ginning up alternate excuses for the Spain trip. This from a Chicago Sun-times article by Lynn Sweet who seems compelled to act as a P/R/ flak for the FLOTUS:

WASHINGTON--Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha returned from Spain on Sunday, a vacation at a lavish hotel on the Mediterranean coast that triggered her first controversy since becoming first lady. I'm told she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.

..continuing (emphasis added)..

But the reason Mrs. Obama made the trip -- and other facts, not rumors about the travel -- are important in knowing the whole story and understanding why she made the call to go.

First, some numbers. Mrs. Obama did not travel with 40 friends, a number used by some news outlets.

She vacationed with two women, one of them a longtime Chicago pal, Anita Blanchard, who is the obstetrician who delivered Sasha and Malia. Blanchard is married to Marty Nesbitt -- President Obama's buddy and the treasurer of Obama's presidential campaign fund.

There was one other woman. Total: four daughters among the three women. They paid for their hotel rooms and other personal and travel expenses.

The trip involved six White House advance staffers and two East Wing staffers, deputy Chief of Staff Melissa Winter and Mrs. Obama's personal assistant, Kristen Jarvis, according to Mrs. Obama's spokeswoman Catherine McCormick Lelyveld.
If you are going to be reading the article, I recommend Dramamine to avoid motion sickness from all of the spinning that Ms Sweet does. But it is worth perusing if only for the extraordinary lengths that Ms Sweet goes to mute the volume of outrage over the first lady's iutter insensitivity. Typically, the respondents aren't buying it. Some sample comments:

jasonn wrote:
Pull up your pant legs because it's too late to save the shoes.

What a bunch of clueless, tone deaf, elitists we have in the White House these days. Should have taken that trip to the gulf coast and feasted on a shrimp basket instead of doing the Spanish gazpacho soup, char-grilled turbot, veal escalopes with mustard, Oriental rice with sauteed mushrooms, Mallorca-style vegetable ratatouille and sliced fruit with ice cream with wine chaser trip.

Sheesh!

..and..

lssmc wrote:
It looks like your not going to get much spin out of this article Ms. Sweet. If it looks like a duck... well, you know. I can't believe the cover-up being perpetrated in this article. And, by the looks of the responses, no one is believing your spill. She is a modern day Marie Antoinette. This will be remembered in Nov., and 2012.

..and my favorite..

mustardseed wrote:
Awww, thanks for that touching response to worldwide criticism, but it made me laugh out loud; not in a good way either. The Obamas are crooks and socialists whose main aim is to destroy the United States of America. Michelle has NO class or grace and stomped around Spain like the ghettolicious skank that she is. Thanks CST, but, you know.....this article is an insult to any American who reads it. Why not do some TRUE reporting on your very own Chicago spawned communist-thug president.

While I cherry-picked these comments, you ought to go over and read the lot of them; not much support for the poor-little-rich-girl and her $75 large per day fix.

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4 comments:

  1. Ther foriegn press has taken notice even though our MSM has not.

    They are having a field day with this story and are spot-on in their not-so-kind critique's of this regime and their extravagences.

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  2. ..the incredible part of this story -- the one by Sweet -- is like it's cooked up by the White House and Obama sycohants after the fact and in the face of this tsunami-like wave of resentment over the insensitivity.

    It's almost like the Gulf oil spill and that clown's golf; he trots out his "day one" blandishments and assures us that his stable of Nobel-laureate academic propeller-heads are on the case so we proles can go back to "American Idol" mode..

    ..hey/she/they think we're f**king stupid.

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  3. People are waking up to the ObamaBot media spinners.

    The ICE union definitely has.

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  4. ..not quickly enough, William, not nearly quickly enough..

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