Profiles In Sacrifice

Times are tough; everyone knows it. The economy is sluggish, and to pull our country out of this protracted recession we need real leadership in Washington. The President knows this. As he said

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

And he’s making a real, determined effort to show such leadership now. Following his wise words, his wife Michelle knows it would be irresponsible to drive her SUV for a weekend trip.

So she took a large Air Force jet instead

First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official.

“The First Lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children on a ski trip,” the official told the press pool reporter who is following President Obama today.

Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.

…Mrs. Obama has decided to jet out to Vail – instead of visiting slopes closer to Washington DC in Virginia or Pennsylvania – despite already incurring criticism for taking opulent excursions, particularly a trip last summer to Spain. There, she stayed at the country’s swankest hotel and, like this weekend, was traveling without her husband.

How do I get to share in some of that sacrifice?

10 Responses to “Profiles In Sacrifice”

  1. Dr Alice says:

    Seriously. Prez’det Dubya bought his own damn ranch, not on the public payroll. And as I understand from reading Tim Blair, his carbon footprint on said ranch is a fraction (like, a fifth or less) of the Algore’s fiefdom.

  2. greg newsom says:

    Bush has family money,more than we’ll ever know. But Obama’s crime is failure to fulfill his vision for America.Having dinner with tech leaders in California,most of whom have created this mess,is naive and perhaps indictative of his
    incompetency.Sad to say.

  3. Dave E. says:

    Obama has family money too, it’s just a different kind of family.

    As far as how you can share in some of the sacrifice, Mr. B., April 15th is less than two short months away.

  4. greg newsom says:

    New money versus old money.The Bushs have money tha
    t goes back to 1940.
    His grandfather was a senator,his father a president,talk about a level playing field his was slanted towards him.
    Obama is merely a new puppet for the new world order.At least, he never
    was for NAFTA.

  5. JeffS says:

    The only “sacrifice” in this story is the Republic, sacrificed to the gods of Socialism.

  6. Thomas Pfau says:

    You’re sharing in it. You get to pick up the tab.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hey Thomas, welcome back.

    Yeah, I reckon you’re right. I should stop complaining, I guess.

  8. Thomas Pfau says:

    I haven’t gone anywhere. I read the blog everyday. Just haven’t had anything to add.

  9. Yojimbo says:

    We should be giving him credit for cutting back. After flying his own pizza chef in from St Louis he now has the White House chefs prepare it. And the $100 a pound Wagu beef that he munches on is now locally grown at the specialty store in the area.

    I’m happy to pay for the trip since you know Michelle consulted with local interests over the Colorado shale production.

  10. I just wonder if the Obama’s might just relish a short dose of reality via a little ‘local revolution’

    Certainly wipe the satisfied grin off of Michelle’s big mouth!

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