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Live Stream || Carney Briefing – March 19, 2012

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      • Yes, a travel warning was issued, but than only pertains to us little people. Obama’s little princess can go wherever she pleases. She has the benefit of 25 Secret Service agents who are tasked with protecting her and her friends.

        • Questions? How’d they get to Mexico, who’s paying for the trip, who are the “friends”, are there adult chaperons? who might they be?, why Mexico for 13yr olds?

          This is outrageous and dangerous. The Mexican government must be on high alert to avoid any incident. What the heck is wrong with the Obamas that they would send their child to a country that our own government considers a dangerous place to visit?

          • Great questions srdem. They won’t be answered, of course. My guess is the Obama’s are just like every other liberal parent. I wondered the same thing about the parents of those three kids who were “hiking” in Iran. What kind of parent not only allows their child to vacation in or near a dangerous area of the world, but pays for the trip?

      • Keith, PLEASE do a post about this! Not only do we spend millions every time Michelle wants a monthly vacation, now we spend millions so their 13 yr old daughter can go on spring break in Mexico? UN-effing-believable! The Secret Service, plus, the staffers that are there to arrange all details of the vacation, the flight there, the vehicles sent there for their large entourage, hotels and meals for all the Secret Service and staffers there all week. WTF???

        Malia Obama guarded by 25 Secret Service agents on spring break in Mexico
        Barack Obama’s eldest daughter is spending her springbreak in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12 friends – and 25 Secret Service agents.

        The US President’s 13-year-old daughter Malia is staying at a downtown hotel in the city famous for its colonial architecture and well-preserved native American traditions, an official said.

        “We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles that are carrying the visitors to tourism sites,” the police official told AFP under the condition of anonymity.

        Malia Obama and her friend are guarded by the Secret Service agents as well as Mexican police, the official noted.

        The group, which arrived in Oaxaca Saturday, has already visited the architectural zone of Mitla and the tree of El Tule believed to be one thousand years old.

        The sightseeing plan also includes visits to Monte Alban known for its archeological research sites and Oaxaca’s famous artisan quarters.

        The Obamas can be fiercely protective of their daughters’ privacy, complaining if the girls are photographed while out on their own.

        But they’ve been more than willing to keep bringing them up in the national conversation and to keep them in the minds of voters as the general election approaches.

        Source: agencies

        • Wow, I’m glad that I copied the whole article into my comment a few minutes ago. Click the link and you’ll see that the Telegraph just KILLED the article!

          • The yahoo link still works up thread. The WH scrub team probably hasn’t found it yet. Their source was the AFP, so it may be posted elsewhere.

            I’m sure the Obamas don’t want this publicized for Malia and the other children’s safety (cough, cough).

          • Scary times we’re living in. The Yahoo article is gone too. Who is this guy? Some kind of self-installed dictator who controls our access to the news?

          • Yup, now the Yahoo article has been killed too! I guarantee the White House is demanding a blackout claiming it’s for “security reasons”. Bullcrap! If they cared about security at all, they wouldn’t have sent a 13 year old to Mexico in the first place!

            Why the hell does a THIRTEEN year old need a “spring break” vacation with her friends, anyway? This is just one more big “EFF YOU, America” from Moochelle and Barry. They’re going to take all they can get in the next 10 months until they have to vacate the White House.

  1. ‘Malia Obama and her friend are guarded by 25 US Secret Service agents as well as Mexican police, the official noted.’

    Hey does the Secret Service need any help? France, Spain, Africa, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, London, the Olympics and Mexico, pretty sweet way to travel the world although you do have to put up with ‘Barry and the Mooch’ (sounds like a sitcom…)

  2. Well now we know why she ‘missed’ church don’t we? I had to read it twice because my head exploded the first time. Wonderful example but there should
    be no blocks on coverage the Obama’s decided to include both girls in the campaign so they made the first move. Truly obscene an shameful.

  3. One comment in Telegraph said the Obama’s were just provoking all this and
    I’m thinking it’s become blatantly true. They are getting all they can should
    the fat free gravy train end in Nov. But God help us all should they get 4 more years. The country will survive this little man but the damage he and his cabal
    have done won’t be undone easily.

    • Since we are complaining–and I agree, this jaunt is completely stupid-but I just turned on Fox for lunch hour and one of the blond gals, Martha Something, was interviewing reporter Chris Stirewalt, also a Fox person, and he said Obama’s numbers were down and she basically responded–oh, no, that can’t be true. Since when do interviewers counter everything–I am seeing this all over Fox…This is not what is meant by fair and balanced. But I think the word is out–soft pedal the negatives. No matter what. There are so many “left-leaning” people on now–both in news and opinion. Cavuto is always “the devil’s advocate” when someone says something neg about the admin (“I think they would tell you”), same for O’Reilly sometimes, there is Colmes, Shep shading hard news, that Emhu or whatever her name is Greene who luvs her president, Powers, Folbaum, Judy Miller trilling away giggling over the man, good old Juan, on and on. I can hardly think of as many “balancing” the conservative or more common sense side.

    • She took a commercial flight with 25 Secret Service agents in tow? She met up with a group of 12 teenagers from Houston? Are these family friends of the Obamas? Do the Obamas not realize that in El Paso, Texas a young mother was shot while walking her child in a stroller in a public park. She was shot with a stray bullet from a gun battle in neighboring Juarez, Mexico. Their daughter is in just as great a danger. What kind of parent would be so irresponsible as to allow this?

      • Interesting that its being scrubbed.I’d love to know hwo the other 12 teenagers are and why their parents would let them go to Mexico? Its pretty bad when the President doesn’t abide by his own State Departments warnings!!!

  4. Surprisingly, HuffPo hasn’t gotten the order yet to kill their article:

    Also, the Yahoo article has been killed, but the URL is the same and all the comments (over 5,400) from the original article are still there. Yahoo just swapped out the article about Malia and replaced it with one about Senegal’s election:

  5. More from the UK Mail:

    AF Two costs $11,351/hr …not counting ground maintenance. The round trip to Mexico is 8 hours. This is just for openers!

    If the Obamas pay for anthing at all, it would just be the equivalent of a commercial airline ticket. A mere drop in the bucket compared to the cost of operating AF Two.

    The MAIL has lots of photos – Malia looks borderline anorexic..but then so does her father.

  6. Do you suppose Malia is campaigning for her father? He is. after all, desperate for the Latino vote – and 90% of the Mexicans have relatives in the US! Nothing would surprise me!!!

  7. I think its pretty scary that the President has that much power that he can get even foreign newspapers to scrub the story. Was there ever a time a story got removed when it involved Princes Diana and her family? Its one thing to try and keep it secret for security purposes,but once the cats out of the bag….?
    So if this a school trip,why are the other kids from Houston,as reported?