Now this is what I call a grand excursion.
First Lady Michelle Obama will be on her way to London next month, leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games, which start July 27 and end August 12.
I assume she will take her daughters. It’s not clear how long they will be staying, but it’s more than likely they will make a vacation out of it.
Michelle and the girls each year take an exorbitant vacation without Barack to some far-flung locale, mostly at taxpayer expense .
In 2009 they went on a luxury trip to the “Spanish Riviera,” staying in what must qualify as a SIX STAR hotel in gorgeous Marbella.
In 2010 they went to southern Africa, this time throwing in some “official” events so that the safari and other exciting activities they engaged in didn’t look quite so tourist-like. Michelle brought her nephews and her mother along to help represent the United States of America.
It’s not clear why the United States needs to send a delegation to the Olympic games, but nevertheless, Michelle has decided she will bear the burden. The trip is also ostensibly an opportunity for her to promote her “Let’s Move” kids’ fat reduction program, though it’s hard to imagine this will take up a lot of her time.
“The First Lady is working to turn the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games into action by getting more kids healthy and active,” the White House said in a statement.
Personally, I’d like to have the taxpayers send me to the Bahamas so I can draw attention to the erosion of the coral reef.
I of course would also spend ample time in my resort’s swimming pool to remind parents to teach their kids to swim, and highlight the dangers of sun exposure by remembering to put on plenty of suntan lotion before I sun myself on the deck.
And let’s not forget my mission to point out the dangers of alcohol abuse, which I will carry out by demonstrating exactly what happens when I raid the Minibar.