Quote of the Day – Judicial Watch Edition

Read it and weep folks.  I normally don’t say much about the first family, I personally believe that she should be off-limits to bloggers.  But this is way over the top.  I don’t mind that she took her daughters with her to Africa.  I don’t care that members of her immediate family went either.  The plane was going, it may as well have more people on it.  But to label your children as Senior Staff!  What were they in charge of, which flavor ice cream to serve on the plane?  192 meals?  Do these people eat every two hours?  What are they infants? 

According to U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip, Judicial Watch calculated the total cost to American taxpayers was $424,142 for use of the aircraft

The passenger manifests confirm the presence of Obama’s daughter’s, Malia and Sasha on the trip. The two girls are listed as “Senior Staff.” The manifests also list Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson, as well Mrs. Obama’s makeup and hairstylist (Carl Ray and Johnny Wright).

The expense records also show $928.44 was spent for “bulk food” purchases on flight. Overall, during the trip, 192 meals were served for the 21 passengers on board.