Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2009]
Truly change we can believe in — or as was said during the campaign,
"We are the change we have been waiting for."
Imagine this — and when do we get totally fed up?
A Boeing 757 and a fleet of armored cars for Michelle's sight seeing tour!
On Sunday, President Obama flew back to the United States on Air Force One. His wife, two daughters and her mother did a bit of shopping in Paris before taking their own
We all remember Obama's admonishment to corporate CEO's in February:
"You can't get corporate jets, you can't go take a trip to
Apparently that doesn't apply to his wife.
The London Times opened it's description of Michelle's visit this way:
Motorcycle outriders, armoured Chevrolets and bullet-headed men in raincoats criss-crossed London yesterday as Michelle Obama and her daughters spent a second day on an unofficial visit to the capital.
The Times went on to describe that when Michelle and the girls arrived at Westminster Abbey, the building was closed to tourists with people already in told to "wait against the wall.." An American visiting the Abbey said "Right then I knew it was probably someone from our 'royal family'."
Michelle's motorcade shut down the London street above as the First Lady of the World and her children go for Fish and Chips at a pub in Mayfair. The entourage inside the restaurant was
Meanwhile, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and won't be able to take their family on a summer holiday. Despite their circumstances they'll still be expected to fork over the tax dollars to pay for Michelle's trip.
Tell your friends about this — it's their money being spent!!
Origins: On 7 June 2009, at the end of a six-day trip abroad that began in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, went to Egypt and Germany, and concluded in France to mark the
Michelle Obama and the couple's two daughters flew to Stansted airport in Essex on
They returned to the U.S. on
Regarding who would be footing the bill for the trip, the Washington Post reported that:
"The Obamas are committed to following all the relevant rules and regulations regarding the reimbursement of travel expenses," said the first lady's spokeswoman Semonti Mustaphi.
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