Message from the First Lady

07 Dec

Gracious note from Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Dear Little People of America :

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working, little people of  America  for paying $242 million dollars plus additional expenses for my recent vacation in Marbella, Spain. My daughter, Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. I feel your financial pain, so we kept it small and booked barely 70 rooms for our friends, family and servants. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.

Air Force 2 used a paltry 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group.  These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who’s counting?). That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must impose on the guilt-ridden, racist American people to breathe just little bit less for the next few months so that we can lessen our combined carbon footprint. 

I know that times are hard and millions of you are struggling to just put food on the table and I do want you all to know how much I appreciate your sacrifice.  I do hope you all find a nice cushy government job real soon. That luxury vacation in Maine that Barrack took us on a few weeks ago just pooped me out so I just had to get away for a few days. I promise I’ll write more from Martha’s Vineyard where we will be spending our sixth luxury vacation (we deserve it) this year with more of our family and friends.  Perhaps more Americans should consider careers as travel agents, valets, maids and baggage handlers.  Allah knows, Barry and I need them.

Michelle Obama

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