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Michelle Takes a Day Trip to Mt. Rushmore

Michelle Obama jetted in to South Dakota Wednesday for a day trip to Mount Rushmore, taking in the sights before departing the same day for Las Vegas.

Michelle is traveling with her daughters on a “private family trip” to the West, the White House said.

According to the Rapid City Journal, Michelle landed Wednesday at Ellsworth Air Force Base and hopped in a ten car motorcade for the trip to Mount Rushmore. Advance work had already been done by the Secret Service and White House staff, who had arrived in town earlier in the week.

After viewing the memorial, the Obamas “showed a bit of a sweet tooth,” according to the paper, and stopped at the Turtle Town fudge shop where they had fudge and ice cream.

The visit caused access to parts of the memorial to be restricted and required visitors to go through a security checkpoint.

After today’s Las Vegas stop, Mrs. Obama is scheduled to be in San Francisco Friday for a fundraiser. She then moves on to Alameda, Calif., Saturday to commission a Coast Guard cutter and to Los Angeles the same day to participate in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

348 thoughts on “Michelle Takes a Day Trip to Mt. Rushmore”

  1. Mt. Rushmore and Las Vegas?? What a pathetic attempt to mimic Sarah Palin and her family’s patriotic trips to America’s historical sites, PAID FOR BY THEMSELVES, I might add.

  2. I am a conservative.
    I also see it just fine for the co-leader of our country to fly where-ever she pleases and enjoy some Americana. Our leader needs a ten car motorcade for safety. We need to honor our leaders. We don’t need to agree with them, but they are our leader and they therefore need our respect.

    1. Mr. Michigan — She is NOT our leader. She is a politican’s WIFE who is called First Lady as a COURTESY.

      Perhaps you can avoid the next round of kool-aid and rejoin the undrugged.

    2. First, there is no such thing as a co-leader of our country, even if you are are referring to the Vice-President. The Vice-President is not a co-leader, either. We do not have leaders in our republic and not even the President is our leader. The President, Vice-President and members of Congress are not our leaders. Rather, they are our representitives and therefore, they work for us and are not suppose to dictate to us as a leader does.

    3. Well, there’s no need to bring race into it — I keep hearing that most of the people on Welfare are white.

      But you’re right that parties and vacays to keep MoochMORE happy are expensive and the new trend of sending the Princesses Obama on their own solo vaycays is even more alarming.

      How much will this family suck out of the taxpayers’ pockets for “fun in the sun,” etc., over the NEXT four years?

    4. Where did you have your brainwashing done, Mr. Conservative Michigan? You’re either being sarcastic, lying about being a conservative, or you’re an automaton.

    5. Mr Michigan, you are smokin some good stuff dude. Co-Leader, I guess the constitution missed that phrase.

      It’s funny though, given that Joe Biden is the substitute leader, AKA Vice President, I’m not sure who I’d prefer taking over in case of emergency. An Entitled harpy who doesn’t practice what she preaches or an idiot savant who took the VP job to increase his retirement. Hmm, tough choice….

    6. Mr. Michigan: THAT woman (and her husband) deserve no respect. They have, for all intents and purposes, given the finger to the American people. Remember, it was Mooch who said, among other thing, “All THIS for a flag?”. There is only one lable that applies to the Obamas: WHITE HOUSE WELFARE.

      And by the way, she is NOT a co-leader. When you find that term in the Constitution, you let us know. And you call yourself a conservative. Ha!

      I respect the OFFICE; I could never respect him or her. Never.

  3. Vacation # ????? Honestly……it’s just campaign tirp for her husband. As is being on the Biggest Loser and all of her other “trips”. Just how many miles has she accrued and how many dollars has she cost us in 3 years?

  4. Moochella and her daughter(s) (the one that was just on vcacation in mexico?)
    isnt this great how the Queen can just flit around the world at the tax payers expense – during the worst economy since the Depression?

    I bet she proud of this country for the first time……shes hit the mother load!

    Fire them all in November!

  5. Yeah, I’m sure the South Dakota tourism industry and those who make their living based on tourism are thrilled to have tourists shut out so Michelle Obama can look at the faces of Presidents she actually doesn’t. After all, she said was never proud of this country until HER husband was elected President.

    Maybe she went there to lobby for a spot for her husband, the first ” white-African ” President.

  6. How much carbon footprint and million$ of our tax money is this cow going to throw into the toilet? Answer: As much as possible.

  7. The obamas are A$$holes. They only think of themselves with no regard for others. How many vacations can one egocentric family take in 3 years?

    I can’t wait until they get voted out of office.

  8. I want to see the carbon footprint that Moochelle left for this trip, and I want to know how many people were inconvenienced by her selfish desire to visit a monument with her children

    Wonder if the children were listed as senior staff advisors and who is paying for this. But guess that with a stop to dedicate a vessel, they will want to stick the taxpayers with the bill.

    Never have i been so ashamed of this country as I am with Moochelle and he husband Obozo, the clown in chief, in office, doing the best they can do to destroy this country

  9. Do you wake up everyday and decide you want to be Matt Drudge or at least be his boyfriend?
    Endless drivel here, National Enquirer nonsense, playing to your “crowd”.
    Pathetic.

    1. Actually, he covers things that no one else covers. Often others follow him. If you don’t want to read what is posted here, don’t read it. No one is forcing you!

  10. What is so funny is that I spent 4 years in high school at this base when it was the pre-eminent SAC base in the 1970’s. But this is the same base that Obama wanted to close in his first year as president. Fortunately he thought better of it.

  11. They build their “Floats”….Have their “Parades”…..”Throw their candy, to all who will watch and listen”!!!! The Kings go marching by…The children munch on the candy…Until one boy Pronounces……..”The King has no Clothes/(Is not Honorable)….Then their Kingdom comes crashing down…That is what we are Witnessing!!!! Some Child hollered…”The King has no Clothes”…Many believe it was Andrew Breitbart….Their problem is….Andrew lives through many!!!!

  12. A ten-car motorcade for Michelle and her two daughters? This woman is undoubtedly the most vain and entitled presidential wife ever. And I love how this pious warrior against childhood obesity, who is always ready with a lecture about what everyone else should feed their kids, is forever runing off with her daughters for ice cream and fudge. (In a ten-car motorcade.)

  13. Why would she go there? She was never proud of those men carved in Mt. Rushmore and what they stood fore. She said so herself. What a hypocrite.

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  15. oh please, c’mon November.
    The girls or one of them, just got back from a mexico vacation, now we’re on another one?
    Well, I guess poor michelle is pooped from all that planning and it has been a month since her last vacation so, she deserved another one.
    Enjoy it you wider than 4 axe handles load, after nov, you’ll have to pay your own way.
    How about a one way ticket back to Kenya?
    Fudge and ice cream huh? hypocrite!

  16. You go, biatch, spend all the money, luxury, decadence, it’s all yours, you’ve earned it! But if I were a server in Las Vegas, I would not serve you, because your husband destroyed our local economy a couple years ago, and we will NEVER forget. And I would refuse service, and politely ask you to leave the property.

  17. Never has a First “Lady” so abused the Taxpayer, especially during an economic depression in a country with high unemployment, high gasoline prices, and a deflation of our dollar by printing too much money.

    Counting the days until these Pigs are OUT OF OFFICE and we have a REAL LEADER in the White House.

  18. She is trying to get even with Whitey. And making herself look like the buffoon she is, just like her hubby, both buffoons trying to “get even”. What class.

  19. The Obama’s are taking as many vacations as they can on the tax payers dime, because they know it is over come November. No more freebies after that.

  20. It seems that this family takes far more vacations than any past administration. Wasn’t the one daughter JUST in Mexico? Do they ever go to school? The last two Presidents had fairly young daughters and I do not remember Hillary or Laura taking all these “family vacations” with them. Racking my brain I remember one foriegn trip Hillary took to Africa and India. or just one of them I forget, where she took Chelsea and in my book one trip in 8 years is reasonable. AND I AM A CONSERVATIVE. I am sure there may have been more but nowhere near this many!!!! All on taxpayers money in a time where we are all being asked to pay more and where reality makes a vacation of any kind a dream for many. There is a definite “Let them eat cake” feeling to this woman, even more than her husband.

  21. Each of MoochMORE’s “efforts” to help the people is then PAID FOR by giving her a treat visit somewhere. She’s set up a tit for tat — she “works” for the citizens, she then gets to play on the citizens’ dime.

    Remember how upset she was when she discovered there was no salary to being FLOTUS? Stupid woman thought FLOTUS was a job and not a courtesy title. This is how she gets paid — she takes out what she thinks her “work” is worth by spending money on a vaycay.

  22. …I’m sure the motorcade was powered by battery…the Left is soooooo easy to beat. This November is going to be a SLAUGHTER. Not even close – people have had enough of the hypocrisy first and then the blatant lying second.

  23. Doesn’t this woman ever stay home? I don’t recall Laura Bush running all over, or even Rosalyn Carter running all over on leisure trips at the expense of the U.S. tax payer.

  24. The ‘Entitlement Queen’ Seabiscuit inconveniences again – and this little ‘side trip’ cost the American taxpayers how much? She & her jockey have set new records for the pillaging the public purse for self-indulgence. And what a complete disaster this pair has been for this once-great naion.

  25. I just read some comments on a South Dakota newspaper site and noticed —

    1. A lot of people still seem to think that the Obamas pay ALL expenses related to their vacations.
    2. Some apparently feel that the family doesn’t “get to” spend time together and therefore must take vacations together. I suppose they think that MoochMORE’s flea-jumping around the nation thrusting herself in front of television cameras is somehow a “job” that she is required to do. No discussion of why these people can’t find time to get together when they all live in the same house.
    3. There are a lot of fools out there planning to vote for Obama.

  26. Here we go again. Life is just one big taxpayer paid vacation for the Obama clan.
    ¨Not to worry. Obama will never get his face on Mount Rushmore. There is not enough room for his ears.¨ And we cant put Michelle there with him, certainly not room enough for his ears and her b***.

  27. let’s see. barry’s daughter went to Mexico with 12 of her closest friends (probably children of his biggest donors), with 25 secret service personnel, rented and ENTIRE hotel and hardly a word from the media. What did that little vacation cost? Now michelle and the girls are taking yet ANOTHER vacation on the tax payers backs. My guess is they are getting in as much as they can because they know come November they will be out on their ass. Last year michelle spent over 10 MILLION dollars on her vacations alone and that doesn’t count the 4 MILLION dollar Christmas vacation nor does it count for the vacation they took to Vail a month after that. This is utterly disgusting. Anyone who is not incensed at the behavior has their head in the sand.

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