No Shared Sacrifice By Michelle Obama as She Skis Aspen


You’ve got to hand it to Michelle Obama. It’s one thing to talk about shared sacrifice and fairness. It’s another to live it. Oh wait. Never mind. She’s jetted off to Aspen, Colorado with her daughters to ski and hobnob with the 1% over this President’s Day weekend. I wonder what this trip is costing us.

Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News.

The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail.

Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”

The Obama campaign has set itself up as the defender of the poor and the middle class against the “One Percent,” a theme which clashes with the image a first lady who is taking frequent and exclusive vacations.

Read the whole thing.

The first lady plans to keep this vacation low-key and has no public events scheduled. Gee, I wonder why.

Update: Linked by Scared Monkeys and First Street Journal – thanks!

Update 2: Frugal Café linked – thanks! (Be sure to check out the video.)