When is a Vacation not a Vacation?

Mmmmmm, caviar!

Mmmmmm, caviar!

Answer: STFU, you racist!

Bylan Dyers at Pathetico:

On Tuesday night, The New York Times reported that no reporters would be traveling with First Lady Michelle Obama to China, and that she would be giving no interviews while there. Nicholas Kristof, the Times columnist, called the First Lady’s decision “a mistake,” and said it “signals weakness or fear of coverage.” Several conservative outlets picked up the Times report, including the influential Drudge Report, which linked to a Weekly Standard article about it.

Shortly after noon on Wednesday, I reached out to the First Lady’s office to inquire about the decision. A spokesperson for the First Lady responded to my inquiry but declared the response “off the record,” meaning I wasn’t allowed to use the information therein. When I told the spokesperson that I needed a response I could use, the spokesperson replied with another off-the-record statement regarding the First Lady’s trip.

The spokesperson then wrote, “If you need something attributable, you can take this on background from a White House official…”

The statement that followed did not address my original inquiry. Instead, it offered a formulaic explanation about “the power and importance of education” and “reaching people,” followed by an explanation that the First Lady would participate in open press events and take questions online and in forums.

By now it was 5 p.m. ET, nearly five hours after my initial inquiry. When I told the spokesperson that I did not see why the quote needed to be anonymous and attributed to “a White House official,” the spokesperson said if I needed something on the record I could refer to the First Lady’s travel guidance and a transcript of a press call regarding the trip. These documents did not contain an answer to my question regarding why no reporters would be traveling with the First Lady.

As usual, the media misses the real point. The issue is not the lack of media access on Mooch’s trip, the issue is THE ALL-EXPENSE-PAID-BY-TAXPAYERS VACATION TRIP TO FUCKING CHINA!!!

Sasha and Malia are on spring break from that exclusive private school they attend along with the other children of the Washington DC rich and powerful. So Mooch is taking the girls, her mother, and the FLOTUS entourage of courtiers and pillow-fluffers to exotic Cathay for a non-political “‘people-to-people exchange’ emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education..”


My question is, did the White House dogs go too or are they taking a separate vacation this year?

bone appetite

We’re going to Disneyworld!

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33 Responses to When is a Vacation not a Vacation?

  1. The Klown says:

    How much you think that bling that Bo is wearing cost?

  2. helenk3 says:

    but but is is a working vacation. and it might be take your kids to work week. I don’t the kids are on the payroll as advisers but I am not sure about that.

  3. 49erDweet says:

    If she’d take a boat and Barry I’d have no problems. Otherwise, ……..

  4. DandyTIger says:

    How dare you point out the pigs at the trough.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    This is a test. Used the twitter share button, is the default still @myiq2xu2 still correct? See below…

  6. Lulu says:

    I hope she enjoys the Chinese monitoring her while she is in the bathroom. How many bugs will be in their hotel accommodations?

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, she’s had her (our) people on site for over a month, I’m sure, fluffing her ‘riders’ for a MO-worthy comfort experience.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Disclaimer: Whether a President is popular or not, I’m always a huge fan of their First Ladies, since George’s Martha to GeorgeWB’s Laura, I even think I’m the reincarnation of Lincoln’s Mary Todd, she was WAY before her time, not crazy. I donate to the White House Historical Association religiously (not in the beheading way) to help preserve and protect these special ladies’ history. I make a pilgrimage every year to visit the Smithsonian’s Hall of the First Ladies (well, as a sidebar to trekking to the a Kennedy Center Spring Musical Fundraiser performance, which I’ve NEVER seen the Obama’s attend and they have a special BOX and private bar ya’know, :spit: )….soooo, after 5 years…..

    Michelle Obama sucks. Though I do wish her,mom, the girls, the entourage and the crew safe travels. It’s not you MO, it’s me……


  8. The Klown says:
  9. 49erDweet says:

    Nighttime there now, but looks like weather is not expected to be good for searching surface of Southern Indian Ocean for flotsam by ship next two days, so patience needed on confirming recent sightings……
    Maybe mooch could help?

  10. The Klown says:
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  12. DandyTIger says:

    Walken dance mashup

  13. SHV says:

    “During state Obamacare hearing, North Carolina Democrat asks how many women get prostate cancer”
    The lady that asked the question and was treated like an idiot by the ” Duke University research scholar ” Chris Conover is asking an anatomically correct question. The Duke research “scholar” is the one whose expertise is suspect.

  14. Somebody says:

    The progs go nuts if you mention the first family’s travels. They immediately respond with how many days Booosh spent at his ranch. They have convenient vacation day calculations; any trip teh wons take where they stop to do a photo op is NOT a vacation in their eyes. The recent 5 day trip to Florida would be a classic example, teh wons stopped off at a school to talk about education or something and then went on to their posh resort. Why that was official business, not a vacation don’t you know.

    I got in an argument with an obot I know about a year ago when I made a snide comment about teh wons travels. She was like a dog with a bone about how the evil Boosh’s travel cost so much more. According to the “data” she had it cost more to fly to Crawford, Texas than it does to Hawaii……who knew! Also, for some reason Air Force One cost more to fly during W’s 2 terms. She had a bunch of other Boosh expenses claiming he had the most expensive WH ever and spent more on travel than any other POTUS in history, blah, blah. The comparison she had was for the total cost of WH operations, compared with travel expenses for teh wons, at least what we know of their travel expenses that’s been released. It also only counted “real” vacations teh wons took, none of the fund raising junkets, etc.

    I called her on the utter BS she kept emailing me. It couldn’t even be considered a comparison, the total cost of WH operations vs cherry picked travel, honestly. I also called her out on the magic reduction in the cost of operating Air Force One. How it didn’t seem likely it cost more to lodge and feed SS, etc., in Crawford than in Hawaii. She would NOT let go and kept emailing me and even called me. I wouldn’t back down because it was such BS and I even told her how pissed I was at her for basically making me defend W. She finally gave up, but has refused to speak to me since.

    What she sent me was some kind of email that was passed around and also some “facts” from a blog defending teh wons and their travels. If you read comments on articles about teh wons travels there is usually an obot or two that posts about how much more Boosh cost and quite often they cite those ridiculous figures with the grossly different hourly rate for Air Force One. If you call them on their BS they usually scream raaaaayyyyyyycisssst. That’s one thing I can say for my former obot friend she didn’t go there, she knows me and knows better.

    • 1539days says:

      If Bush tried to do something like this and bar the press, the MSM would have made it their mission to cull inside sources, bring in “experts” and endlessly speculate about the nefarious activities of the president.

      One of the reasons that Fox News still gets interviews with Obama is that they investigate him so much that he throws O’Reilly a bone for some relief. If the press want answers, then they need to start asking questions and speculating the worst.

    • The Klown says:

      Whenever they drag out Bush to defend Obama I just tell them Bush sucked too.

  15. The Klown says:

    If I saw that in the sky I would need a change of underwear.

  16. The Klown says:
    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Dear Dumb Dom.
      Always Beware the Russian Bear

      Florence Nightingale & The Light Brigade
      The rest will respond at a later time as they are still banging their heads on desks.


  17. WMCB says:

    I am getting annoyed at petty shit again. Like, the phrase is “would’ve” not “would of.” It makes my teeth hurt.

    I’m a grumpy pedant.

  18. WMCB says:

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