Was Team Obama aware of the flap that Michelle Antoinette’s lavish trip to Spain caused among the little people back home who were asked to sacrifice until the economy recovers? That much seems certain… sort of:
“Given the uncertainty of the president’s schedule, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters will be departing on Dec. 18 as originally scheduled to join their family in Hawaii for the holidays,” Mrs. Obama’s spokesman, Catherine McCormick Lelyveld, told Politics Daily.
“The first family and Bo will be traveling on a C40B, one of the smaller and most efficient planes available in the White House fleet for this trip. The president will join them when the congressional session is complete. The entire first family will return to Washington, D.C. Jan. 1, 2011.”
Sheesh — being forced to shop at a thrift store, and now this.
Sorry Bo, you don’t get your own plane this time.
Here’s the C40B like the one that FLOTUS is going slumming to Hawaii on:
A real “sacrifice” would have been for everybody to wait until the president also left so they could have all ridden on Air Force One, but hey, sacrificial baby steps.