Saturday, August 20, 2011

President And First Lady Take “His And Hers” Jets To Cushy Vacation In Martha’s Vineyard

I haven’t got too wrapped-around-the-axle about President Obama’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Is it a little tone deaf? Yeah, but all President’s go on vacation.

But how about the President and the First lady taking separate jets up to the vacation spot, within hours of one another? Now that’s some premium-grade hypocrisy:

President Barack Obama’s much-maligned holiday vacation turned into an even bigger PR nightmare today as it emerged that he and his wife took separate government jets to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart.

Michelle Obama was revealed to have arrived at the Massachusetts retreat, only 500 miles from Washington, four hours before her husband yesterday.

She was accompanied by their daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, and landed at around 2pm – four hours earlier than the President.

It’s not just the waste of taxpayers dollars, though “his and hers” jets at a time when the nation’s debt is growing to scary levels, but it’s also the environmental hypocrisy.

At one point during his campaign for President, Obama told us that we couldn’t just set our thermostats where ever we wanted. That we must sacrifice some aspects of our lifestyles in the name of staving off climate change. But here the First Lady can’t even wait a few hours to carpool (jetpool?) with her husband.