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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Thank You Letter

This was forwarded to us by a friend...whether you like Obama or not, you have to agree this is pretty on-point.


Dear American Taxpayer, 

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not 

Ashamed of my country.  I want to thank the hard 

Working American people for paying $242 thousand 

Dollars for my vacation in 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 private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel. 

Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two 
And the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged 

Along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.  

By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol , 

I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant 

In Marbella ; great lobster with rice and oysters!  

I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, 
But what can you do if you're not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it? 

Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate 
According to Government Accounting Office reports) 

Only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip 

And carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. 

These are only rough estimates, but they are close.  

That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend 

Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American 

Citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and 

Drive less too, so we can lessen our combined 

Carbon footprint. 

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling 

To put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.  

So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you 

Find work soon. 

I was really exhausted after Barack took our family 

On a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago.  

I just had to get away for a few days. 

Michelle (Moochelle) Obama 

P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip 

To India from which we just returned!   

P.S.S. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to 

Martha's Vineyard ; it was fabulous. 

And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our 

Dog Bo to Martha's Vineyard so we and the children 

Could have him with us while we were away from the 

White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't 

Take him on Air Force One because he might pee 

On some wires or something. 

P.S.S.S. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for 

Our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 

Square foot house was great! 

P.S.S.S.S. don't forget my ski trip to Vail this winter 

And now the girls and I are in Africa with my mom.  

All this while Barack golf’s and campaigns to 

Keep my trips coming for the next 4 years ! 

Love ya!Remember,  we all have to share the pain of these 

Economic times equally! 

Love to -redistribute- share- the wealth. 





  1. Yup! That's about the size of it! The press complained anytime Bush took a break; I have yet to hear their yammer on THIS subject.

    1. I am only in charge of a small department at my job and I don't have this much time to take a vacation. Must be nice, eh?