This is for the critics who are still complaining about the FLOTUS personal vacations. From the Chicago Sun-Times
"Michelle Obama adds Spain trip to 2010 vacation schedule"
By Lynn Sweeton July 27, 2010 9:22 AM
Of course, critics have questioned why so many "private" vacations on "official" business. Well, I don't think the FLOTUS could travel on a private charter plan regardless who how many would rather she did so. Again, her "status" all but requires it. Besides, let's say she did go private, commercial charter plane. Many people who still complain that she's spending tax payer money for a private plane when there's already gov't air transportation provided for the 1st Family...at the taxpayer's expense, of course, but it's how she's suppose to travel in her official public capacity as FLOTUS. She really can't win for losing here.Since many of you ask when there are stories about presidential vacation travel: Mrs. Obama always flies on a U.S. government plane; she pays personal expenses herself. Her friends are not flying with her. She will travel with "minimal" staff.
As I see it, if most of the things she and her daughter's buys comes from their own purse strings (other than air transportation costs), why should it matter where she goes or when? IT'S HER OWN MONEY for the most part. And let's be honest...
You [the critics] have all been so supportive of people having the right to go wherever they want if they can afford to do so using their own money. Well, as you've just read when it's a "official/private" venture, she pays her own way for the most part. Other than the air transportation issue which I really don't think she can get away from, where's the problem?