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August 06, 2010

Enquirer: Michelle Obama Angry At Jill Biden For Not Respecting Her Enough

This is one of those stories you can just make up, because how could it ever be proven you were making it up? There's no external fact reported here, just an internal state, an emotion.

So... sure the Enquirer gets some good factual stories but do I trust them not to make something up that can't be checked?

They're still media, aren't they?

But I'll treat her with the same fairness the media treats Sarah Palin.

"Michelle believes Jill doesn't respect her. What's got her seething is that Jill doesn't seem to treat Michelle with the reverence the first lady expects.

"And it drives Michelle crazy!"

And to take the edge off, she decamps to to a glitzy Spanish pleasure dome.

[W]hile most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.

Reports are calling the lodgings of Obama's Spanish fiesta, the Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, "luxurious," "posh" and "a millionaires' playground." Estimated room rate per night? Up to a staggering $2,500. Method of transportation? Air Force Two.

...

Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice....

The Obama modus operandi is becoming clear. From lavish trips to Spain to reportedly flying Bo, the President's Portuguese water dog, on a separate aircraft to vacation with them in Maine, to a date night in New York City that perhaps cost nearly $100,000, their idea of austerity is really just the lap of luxury, at least for ordinary folks.

Interestingly (I think), that ran in the NY Daily News, a Zuckerman paper, and one that's pretty liberal generally and was supportive of Obama in the past (at least until Zuck got buyer's remorse).

Maybe it's a syndicated conservative columnist (though I haven't heard of her).

Oh: Obama's not exactly cutting coupons either.

Is it unfair to use the class warfare card against these two? Is it hypocritical, after years of condemning Democrats' own use of that card?

Here's a better question: What happened on Psych this week?

I missed it. I think that's a more interesting question, though.

Thanks to Dr. Spank.



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