OK, here’s what I have to say on Michele Obama’s vacation: Give her a break!
Seriously, I’m disgusted with the media – including Maureen Dowd – buying into the Republican Party’s talking points and dumping on the First Lady for taking her younger daughter to Spain, while her other daughter’s at summer camp. Listening to their complaints, you might think she’d robbed a bank.
Oh, no, she’s flying on a government airplane, they whine. Yes, because she’s the First Lady of the United States – and the Secret Service demands she fly on secure government planes. Just like Laura Bush took official planes, every summer, on her solo vacations with girl friends.
But she took Sasha to Spain! So what? She’s already been to North Carolina on vacation, goes to the Gulf Coast next weekend, and then to Martha’s Vineyard.
And she’s taking 40 friends with her. No, she’s not. She’s traveling with two friends and their four daughters.
But it’s her husband’s birthday week. BFD. He’s 49 years old. Isn’t he mature enough to celebrate with friends. Does he really need his wife to hold his hand?
The whole flap is ridiculous. Michele Obama’s a Mom, taking her daughter away from the White House for some special mother-daughter time. Good for her!
That’s my parting shot for today.