First Lady in a little place called Aspen

posted at 3:25 pm on February 20, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Lloyd: What the hell are we doing here, Harry? We’ve got to get out of town!

Harry: Oh, yeah? And go where? Where are we gonna go?

Lloyd: I’ll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.

Sounds nice, right? Never mind that Lloyd had Aspen all wrong. The point is, sometimes you just have to get away and Aspen’s as good a place as any to do it. If you’re the First Lady, though, you regularly have to get away and Aspen’s as good a place as, say, Hawaii or Spain or Martha’s Vineyard. For her sixteenth vacation in three years, Mrs. O chose to hit the ski slopes in Colorado:

In the midst of a recession, Michelle Obama and her two daughters are spending Presidents Day on the slopes at the star-studded resort of Aspen, a source who is a longtime ski instructor at the mountain confirmed to the Daily Caller.

The Aspen Daily News first reported the vacation.

The source told TheDC that the Obamas are there with their young children and two female friends of the first lady. The group is staying near Buttermilk Mountain, at the “huge private home” of Jim and Paula Crown — the family that owns Aspen Skiing Co. There are a large number of Secret Service agents with them, and the Crowns have reportedly relocated to Little Nell Hotel until things quiet down.

This trip hits taxpayers, but, at this point, it hardly seems worth it to be outraged. Michelle Obama is gonna do what she’s gonna do. If she’s willing to take a 17-day trip to Hawaii that cost taxpayers $4 million, why wouldn’t she be willing to take another weekend trip wherever she likes, whenever she likes? All along, I’ve completely sympathized with her desire to give her girls a “normal” life, and I’ve never thought the First Lady should have to spend her every waking moment “performing” for the public. But (a) these vacations aren’t normal and (b) the Obamas are independently wealthy enough to be able to afford extensive travel after they permanently vacate the White House. If Michelle didn’t want the girls to miss out on traveling during these four years of their lives, then she should have discouraged her husband from running for president until Sasha and Malia were out of the house.

Eh. Maybe someday we’ll be able to say of the First Lady as Harry said of Lloyd, “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this … and totally redeem yourself!”


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total disgrace!

GhoulAid on February 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I don’t know, besides the French are a-holes.

gmbdds on February 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Lloyd: I’ll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.

Harry: I don’t know, Lloyd. The French are a–holes.

Doughboy on February 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Aspen? There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I fear the ban-hammer.

Lost in Jersey on February 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

“That John Denver was full of Sh*t man.”

Mord on February 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Haha. I was skiing in Telluride last week. Should have planned my vacation for this week in Aspen. I could have been “rubbing elbows” with Teh Queen of the World.

UltimateBob on February 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Slow news day post.

A vacation? Skiing?
The nerve…

verbaluce on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Another multi-million dollar vacation at taxpayer expense. When the MSM reports it, they’ll just say what a swell time their having and how they deserve the time off. Also, I’m sure they’ll give rave reviews of her fashion sense and support of the local wild life and child obesity intervention.

Where’s the outrage? Cue the crickets…

cajunpatriot on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Can we give the Obama’s a Billion dollars from the failed stimulus and just ask them to go away?

celtic warrior on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Sixteen Vacations in 3 years? I don’t know about you but that hit me like a ton of bricks and it should be brought up often and loudly by our side.

Conservalicious on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Bravo Tina, bravo.

antisense on February 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I’m sure she’ll find an Aspen Target to shop at totally incognito, so it’s cool.

Flora Duh on February 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Haha. I was skiing in Telluride last week. Should have planned my vacation for this week in Aspen. I could have been “rubbing elbows” with Teh Queen of the World.

UltimateBob on February 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

No fear of avalanches I take it?

Kataklysmic on February 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Why so much hatred for the Queen, race fans?

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Why doesn’t the Mooch take her kids to go live in the house she owns, the one being guarded by SS @ taxpayer expense
IN CHICAGO

burrata on February 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

But (a) these vacations aren’t normal and (b) the Obamas are independently wealthy enough to be able to afford extensive travel after they permanently vacate the White House.

But, if they were to wait until after vacating the WH, their security detail and general entourage would be so much smaller, which would cause them, particularly Queen Moochelle, severe ego deflation.

TXUS on February 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

But it’s ok, because she’s entitled . . .

/sarc

rbj on February 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

First Lady in a little place called Aspen

So I’m guessing there is no more room left …
;-)

burrata on February 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

So, would she take the food police updates on her blackberry or would she have to check the laptop at the lodge? Just curious how that works…

Youngs98 on February 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Those poor chair lifts.

Flange on February 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

If we lose this election, we should just offer Obama a billion dollars to resign and take his czars and his dreams a Marxist utopia with him. We would be getting of extremely light if he takes the deal.

Kataklysmic on February 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Harry: I don’t know, Lloyd. The French are a–holes.

Doughboy on February 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You beat me to it.

teke184 on February 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

No fear of avalanches I take it?

Kataklysmic on February 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Not me. They take measures to minimize the risk. Although a guy was killed in an avalanche while I was there.

UltimateBob on February 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

How’s that Aspen?

Big as ever.

Joe Mama on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

+1 cajun

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Michelle O thinks she is royalty and uses our tax dollars as such. This is no surprise. The “movin’ on up” show tune for The Jeffersons should have played on the day they moved into the White House.

jediwebdude on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Marxism is about defining the new royalty, not about equal outcomes. The Communist Party in any Communist nation is really the aristocracy of that nation and everyone else the peasants. Am I wrong?

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Well, if she falls on her rump. She won’t feel a thing.

Hummer53 on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

FYI: in 2011, “Fat Cakes” ( aka: “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country”) michelle spent more than $10 MILLION of our tax money on her luxury vacations. Shortly after returning from her taxpayer-funded luxury vacation in Hawaii, she heads off for her taxpayer-funded vacation in Aspen. Looks like her “shared sacrifice” luxury vacations for 2012 will cost us taxpayers even more than we were robbed of in 2011.

TeaPartyNation on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Those photos of Michelle on the slopes are painful. She is obviously not comfortable. Did she ski before this? Does not look so.

jeanie on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I just hope they discover that the suitcase of SocSec IOUs is only worth the paper its printed on.

WashJeff on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

16 vacations in 3 years, that equals about one vacation over other month….

wow… just wow…

uhangtight on February 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Flying fresh Maine lobsters to Aspen is one hell of a task. Air Force One is at your command, ma’am!

Archivarix on February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

We got no food, no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

Kick his a*s, Sea Bass!

VengeanceIsMine on February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

“But presidents draw plenty of criticism for the privilege. President Ronald Reagan was often castigated by his critics for all the time he spent at his California ranch. He made 43 visits to his ranch as president, totaling all or part of 349 days – 2 weeks and 2 days short of a year.

President George W. Bush was constantly slammed for the time he spent at his Texas ranch. By my count, he made 77 visits to his 1600 acres in Crawford, totaling 490 days: well over a year.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20094576-503544.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Of course, they were Republican…and white

plewis on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The left will cry put but W took 30 vacations at his ranch

Apples and oranges, but the lsm will parrot it

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

+100

You are exactly right.

uhangtight on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

16 vacations in 3 years, that equals about one vacation over other month….
uhangtight on February 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Your math is racist.

LoganSix on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

So, would she take the food police updates on her blackberry or would she have to check the laptop at the lodge? Just curious how that works…

Youngs98 on February 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Speaking of which, did you see this?

Thanks Michelle Obama: No More King Sized Candy Bars

If you like king sized candy bars, from this point on you’ll have to eat two regular sized bars instead of one big bar. Why? Michelle Obama has influenced Mars Candy to sign her “healthier America” agreement…

Flora Duh on February 20, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Marxism is about defining the new royalty, not about equal outcomes. The Communist Party in any Communist nation is really the aristocracy of that nation and everyone else the peasants. Am I wrong?

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

You are absolutely correct. The reason why Communism looks great on paper is because it doesn’t take into account human greed and corruption. The people who push to implement it don’t do so out of some desire for fairness, they do it out of a desire to be the ones on the top, living the lives of emperors while everyone else live the lives of slaves.

Kataklysmic on February 20, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Slow news day post.

A vacation? Skiing?
The nerve…

verbaluce on February 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Have another piece of cake, peasant!

Del Dolemonte on February 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The unhealthy obsession with the First Lady is odd.

mythicknight on February 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

All along, I’ve completely sympathized with her desire to give her girls a “normal” life

Taking ‘fabulous’ vacations every few months is not exactly a ‘normal life’. Most people don’t live this way. B&M did not live this way prior to 2009.

LilyBart on February 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The left will cry put but W took 30 vacations at his ranch

Apples and oranges, but the lsm will parrot it

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Yeah, but what did those trips to Crawford cost the taxpayers? Bush’s security detail is a non-issue since he would’ve had the Secret Service tailing no matter where he was.

Doughboy on February 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

She and her husband are looking for a mountain retreat home. Berchtesgaden’s Eagle’s Nest is currently not for sale.

RBMN on February 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Hope the cable she uses is up to the extra tonnage.

petefrt on February 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Of course, they were Republican…and white

plewis on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

And visiting the same place over and over. Security put in place once and on standby. What is wrong with hanging out at Camp David? Not good enough for the Royal Family?

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

First Lady in a little place called Aspen

Look on the bright side. At least Michelle’s travel agent will never have to worry about being laid off. That’s one job that will never feel the effects of this bad economy.

Kingfisher on February 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Isn’t snow-skiing considered ‘acting white’?

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Sixteen Vacations in 3 years? I don’t know about you but that hit me like a ton of bricks and it should be brought up often and loudly by our side. @Conservalicious

I know there’s a song in there somewhere. Someone rework the lyrics:
You load sixteen tons what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt

No Niks on February 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

OT: Ed and Hot Air just got a shout out from Hannity.

Doughboy on February 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

If she does a Sonny Bono the tree will lose.

CorporatePiggy on February 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

If we lose this election, we should just offer Obama a billion dollars to resign and take his czars and his dreams a Marxist utopia with him. We would be getting of extremely light if he takes the deal.

Kataklysmic on February 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

It won’t work. He only deals in trillions.

txsurveyor on February 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

How’s that Aspen?

Big as ever.

Joe Mama on February 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

made me chuckle

Deafdog on February 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

What is wrong with hanging out at Camp David? Not good enough for the Royal Family?

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Or going to their own house in Chicago, just like Bush and Reagan did ?

burrata on February 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

“We landed on the moon!!!”

8thAirForce on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Aspen? Isn’t that one of those remote, expensive places where extremely rich liberals travel to while patting themselves on the back on how they’re tolerant and sympathetic toward the “common man?”

Too bad the “common man” can barely afford to vacation there.

Kingfisher on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Flying fresh Maine lobsters to Aspen is one hell of a task. Air Force One is at your command, ma’am!

Archivarix on February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

They need a separate freight plane for her food.

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Have any of the major news outlets reported this? No ,I am trying to be serious,I live Europe.

celtic warrior on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I haven’t been on 3 vacations in the past 16 years.

Alderene on February 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

She and her husband are looking for a mountain retreat home. Berchtesgaden’s Eagle’s Nest is currently not for sale.

RBMN on February 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Shall we call her Eva Obama or Michelle Antoinette?

teke184 on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The thing that royally pisses me off to the degree that I could chew on iron nails is that every single damned time you bring up the fact of the number of times this family has gone on vacation, rather expensive vacations, someone out there in the media will come back with “But look at all the vacations the Bush’s took!”

Can anyone out there show me where, in 3 years time, during BOTH his terms in office, President Bush took 16 vacations in less than 3 years?!!!

I mean it, I am sick of this Obama bunch getting pass after pass after pass on this issue while the majority of people out there trying to make ends meet can’t even scrap up enough money to spend a family day at a 2nd rate amusement park!

pilamaye on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Aspen, at least they picked a place that is not expensive…./s squared

right2bright on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

But people, I saw a few days ago mo had a dress on she bought a target. Look at the money she is saving us? If I was mo, I would get away from bho anytime I could. bho and mo don’t seem the warm and fuzzy married couple, IMO. The problem, mo getting away from bho costs the taxpayers millions for the get away.
L

letget on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Just because there are ski resorts in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia that are closer and could really use the plug is no reason for the Obamas to go there. Colorado is a key swing state, he has to win there or he’s toast!

You peons just misunderstood what Comrade Barack meant when he said “everyone has to have some skin in the game.”

He HAS skin in the game. He never said it wouldn’t be YOUR skin, did he?

Adjoran on February 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

The unhealthy obsession with the First Lady is odd.

mythicknight on February 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The First Lady’s obsession with taxpayer funded getaways is becoming obscene.

darwin on February 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hey, relax folks. She’s just out there investigating how the 1% live so she can report back to the Ogabe Reelection Team how to fine-tune their class warfare strategy.

jb34461 on February 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM

pilamaye on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Not only that, most of Bush’s away time was at his home in Texas. He didn’t take 16 expensive vacations on the taxpayer dime to remote locations, he went home!

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM

A trip to your own house has got to cost a whole lot less than going to different places throughout the US and overseas, no?

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Oh, come on! All the ordinary people take 16 vacations in 3 years to France, Hawaii, Spain, Aspen, the Grand Canyon, Disneyworld, etc… So why can’t Michelle and the Obama kids?

/tone deaf

#letthemeatcake

Nethicus on February 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I don’t think she cares what we think or hubby either…or what it costs, or anything else about the unwashed, huddled masses and their problems. I cannot recall a first lady I have disliked more. She is vain and shallow.

jeanie on February 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Too bad the “common man” can barely afford to vacation there.

Kingfisher on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

The “common man” works in Aspen. They don’t live or vacation there.

kakypat on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Aspen, at least they picked a place that is not expensive…./s squared

right2bright on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

and I’m sure they shopped at Target for their vacay stuff

burrata on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

plewis on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Bush and Reagan were retreating to their homes not gallivanting across the country at tax payer expense.

dmn1972 on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

#letthemeatcake #letthemeatcontraceptives

Nethicus on February 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The left will cry put but W took 30 vacations at his ranch

Apples and oranges, but the lsm will parrot it

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

A few of those in the Comments at the link

You are not being ripped off.

Bush was on vacation all the time, and you paid for that too.

Bush took more vacations than any president in history.

Were you whining then?

Of course not. This is racist bile.

Del Dolemonte on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The First Lady’s obsession with taxpayer funded getaways is becoming obscene.

We’re well beyond the “becoming” stage on this one.

Especially considering that she LOVES to fly in and out separately from her jug-eared hubby instead of waiting a few hours on him.

teke184 on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Not only that, most of Bush’s away time was at his home in Texas. He didn’t take 16 expensive vacations on the taxpayer dime to remote locations, he went home!

NotCoach on February 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Only the democratics call ‘going home’ a vacation. That’s the only way that they can make little Bammie’s numbers look good. Not unlike what they do with gasoline, unemployment rates, etc.

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Celtic, only Politico and the daily mail in the UK

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The unhealthy obsession with the First Lady is odd.

mythicknight on February 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

As opposed to the Left’s obsession with Laura Bush’s car crash that took place nearly 15 years before she met Chimpy?

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

and I’m sure they shopped at Target for their vacay stuff

burrata on February 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Oh you can bet they didn’t get it from Big Lots!

pilamaye on February 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM

“But presidents draw plenty of criticism for the privilege. President Ronald Reagan was often castigated by his critics for all the time he spent at his California ranch. He made 43 visits to his ranch as president, totaling all or part of 349 days – 2 weeks and 2 days short of a year.

President George W. Bush was constantly slammed for the time he spent at his Texas ranch. By my count, he made 77 visits to his 1600 acres in Crawford, totaling 490 days: well over a year.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20094576-503544.html? tag=contentMain;contentBody

Of course, they were Republican…and white

plewis on February 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Of course those were presidents…not wives of corrupt third world warlords

Of course those locations provided working presidential offices because normal americans want to get away from Washington filth.

Of course you will find zero stories outside of conservative media pointing out this astounding hypocrisy

Of course republicans are not the ones whining about the working class then using tax money to fly in lobster.

ClassicCon on February 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Thanks Del, they are so predictable

cmsinaz on February 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM

At taxpayer expense?

Are there real details of the expense, can they stay free if invited by these owners?

The security is paid for by the taxpayer, but the vacations? I thought the Obama’s had to pay it from their 3 million dollar stash. That must have run out by now, huh?

The trouble is that the Obama’s see themselves as celebrities and want a celebrity lifestyle, beyond their own means. The Clinton’s seemed that way too. Always something ostentatious. Luxury vacations.

The first family cannot be required to stay prisoners in the White House, they are going to have to be accompanied where ever they go, and might need the Air Force one to get there, but you kind of want the family to be private in the background if they want to have one when they are in the White House.

Why is it we don’t know the rules on who pays, because no one has wanted to abuse the privilege before? Until there is a law that says they pay for everything, there is no limit on the spending for vacations.

Too bad many Americans have lost their homes and don’t have jobs. That is a different reality.

Fleuries on February 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Does Moochelle ever vacation with BHO? Seems like they’re never in the same place together. This is one thing I can agree with Barry on…I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near her either.

angryed on February 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Some cool parts about W and Reagan going ‘home’ for their times away, are that the Secret Service details were well-accomodated on the premises (without need for expensive hotel rooms @ each destination), their (SecServ)families were able to join them at times, they actually WORKED, they’d entertain heads of state on the property, etc. etc.
All expenses that would be spent, no matter where the Prez was.
None of this extra cr*p that the Zeros believe they’re entitled to spend, on our dimes.

pambi on February 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

GWB and Reagan went to their homes in TX and CA a few times a year.

Clinton and Obama go to Aspen and Martha’s Vineyard.

But it’s the Republicans who are the party of the rich.

angryed on February 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I wouldn’t have a problem with it…

… If the rest of us were free to explore and harvest the energy of our country, did not have taxes, regulations, fees, and bureaucrats with their boots on our necks, and her husband wasn’t spending every waking moment trying to change this Country into Greece.

Other than that, let her actions speak louder than her words…

Seven Percent Solution on February 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I don’t think she cares what we think or hubby either…or what it costs, or anything else about the unwashed, huddled masses and their problems. I cannot recall a first lady I have disliked more. She is vain and shallow.

jeanie on February 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Not much to add there. Seems pretty comprehensive.

kim roy on February 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Have any of the major news outlets reported this? No ,I am trying to be serious,I live Europe.

celtic warrior on February 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

This is the first that I’ve heard of it.

UltimateBob on February 20, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Michelle slightly overcooks her snowplow stop.

CorporatePiggy on February 20, 2012 at 4:02 PM

But…but…butt Laura Bush would go to Crawford, Texas all the time!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2012 at 4:02 PM

The Crowns are set either way…
If O loses, their taxes don’t go up.
If O wins, they’re in the small favored group who get a ‘carve-out’ in the new tax code – as long as they host Moo’s ski vacations.
Pretty smart, those Crowns!

Marcola on February 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Are they closing off the bunny hill for her?

Ted Torgerson on February 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Granted, this looks very, very bad given the economy. Still, how does her rate of taking vacations compare with other First Ladies? Also, where did those other First Ladies go?

Without these comparisons, stories like this mean little.

RedNewEnglander on February 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Serious question: who sets this budget? Congress? Is there no opportunity for some GOP chairman of something-or-other to call for a review of spending and reign this in, or better yet, get us a refund?

TexasDan on February 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You know, after a while you realize that these boors don’t even pretend to be anything but shallow gluttons. When they tell others how to behave, they really mean such behavior is only for others. I suppose the adulation of the MSM has addled their minds, making them immune from normal criticism, sense of responsibility and leadership.

pat on February 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Serious question: who sets this budget? Congress? Is there no opportunity for some GOP chairman of something-or-other to call for a review of spending and reign this in, or better yet, get us a refund?

TexasDan on February 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

That implies there is a budget.

Despite what the outgoing Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) wants you to think, the Senate hasn’t passed a budget in over 1000 days.

teke184 on February 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Well, she knows just how badly her husband intends to damage the country, so she’s trying to enjoy it before the decline becomes really rapid.

86 on February 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM

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