Lets see, Alaska law (as far as I remember reading about it) has very specific things the governor can claim from the state. Sarah Palin broke those rules time and time again during her brief period in office. Not only did the people of Alaska pay for her living in her own house eating her own food but she claimed for the whole clan to go on "political" campaign trips which in fact were no more than a vacation.
Now we have the US president. Sure tell him to pay for his own family vacations, fine by me... but considering that this would amount for like 1/1000 at least of the total price of going on vacation for the first family then why bother? Or are you suggesting that the first family should only have official protection when on the job? Does that mean you are advocating taking away Secret Service protection for the 2 girls and Michelle when she is not out on an official job?
The very fact you even attempt to compare the two situation only shows how pathetically partisan you are and how out of touch.
Let me ask you this.. where were you complaining when Bush took almost 1000 vacation days during his 8 years in office? Each time he went to Crawford it cost millions of dollars..