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Obama’s Sends 13-Year-old Daughter on Mexican Spring Break

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 21, 2012

Politico and other independent news organizations have reported on a story about President Obama’s daughter Melia that deserves further attention.  According to reports, Melia, the Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, and 25 of her classmates took a spring break trip to Mexico.  The story raises interesting questions including:

  • The United States State Department has warned Americans against traveling to Mexico because of the drug cartels related dangers there.  The First Family obviously has ignored the advice of their government.
  • Irrespective of the dangers, why does any 13-year-old need/deserve a spring break trip to Mexico or any other exotic place?
  • The trip reportedly required 25 Secret Service agents.  Who paid for the costs involved?

It seems that the questions are not being lost on the White House.  While this story initially was posted on the Huffington Post, the Telegraph, in other well known websites, they began disappearing from the sites shortly thereafter.  The White House has since admitted that it was involved with the scrubbing with Michelle Obama’s Communications Director saying: ” From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest.  We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.”  Translation, we are embarrassed by this episode.

The expensive vacations and special privileges given to the Obama’s are not unique to this First Family.  Unfortunately the elitist mentality in Washington is quite widespread and not based on one’s political philosophies.  It is, however, disingenuous for this president to continually instigate class warfare when he and his family so often demand treatment that only the wealthiest Americans can afford.  Before asking other Americans to pay their fair share, he should set an example for cutting governmental costs and start acting like a servant of the people instead of royalty.


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