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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-08-10 12:42 PM
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20. In fact FLOTUS, EVERY FLOTUS is a private citizen.
She/they have no official government role, are not paid.

When she's 'lobbying' for things she and POTUS are interested in, like food for kids in schools, she is more 'public,' but any trip she and the girls take, w/o POTUS, are 'private/personal' matters.
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  -Michelle and Sasha have lunch with Spanish King. elleng  Aug-08-10 10:46 AM   #0 
  - Oh, no! Did Sasha drink the wine?  mediaman007   Aug-08-10 10:51 AM   #1 
  - Yea, the 'small government' GOP, which has NEVER been to Europe!!  elleng   Aug-08-10 10:53 AM   #2 
  - they better come investigate Texas then  Schema Thing   Aug-08-10 11:09 AM   #7 
  - The King gave her seeds for her garden.  jaxx   Aug-08-10 10:56 AM   #3 
  - Part of me believes it's b/c Michelle and Sasha Obama are being compared to their  no_hypocrisy   Aug-08-10 11:04 AM   #4 
  - I've read in other threads posts that say Michelle is traveling as a  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 11:05 AM   #5 
  - It is correct, the trip is as private citizen, and she and her husband are paying for it,  elleng   Aug-08-10 11:08 AM   #6 
     - Again - the plane, the security, the king - nothing about this is like a  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 11:12 AM   #9 
     - The plane and security aren't her choices.  tammywammy   Aug-08-10 11:51 AM   #14 
        - Regardless of who is footing the bill - FLOTUS is not just a private  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 12:06 PM   #16 
           - In fact FLOTUS, EVERY FLOTUS is a private citizen.  elleng   Aug-08-10 12:42 PM   #20 
     - Self deleted  Gecko6400   Aug-08-10 12:24 PM   #18 
  - Delete  bluestateguy   Aug-08-10 11:12 AM   #8 
  - Yum and yum! Sounds delicious. Spanish wines are fantastic. What an amazing experience. nt.  Parker CA   Aug-08-10 11:16 AM   #10 
  - AGREE! And Spanish food/cooking is fab! Doesn't get enough credit!  elleng   Aug-08-10 01:13 PM   #25 
  - There she goes making us look  lunatica   Aug-08-10 11:22 AM   #11 
  - It's hard work staying at 5 star resorts and dining with kings.  avaistheone1   Aug-08-10 11:32 AM   #12 
     - Your bitterness oozes  lunatica   Aug-08-10 11:47 AM   #13 
     - Your cluelessness floweth over  avaistheone1   Aug-08-10 12:27 PM   #19 
     - Get That Phone. It's Maureen Dowd, Asking You For A Date.... (n/t)  Paladin   Aug-08-10 11:55 AM   #15 
     - You don't understand. They are simple, private citizens on a lark. I know  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 12:07 PM   #17 
     - I surely haven't said they are 'simple' private citizens, on a 'lark.'  elleng   Aug-08-10 12:51 PM   #22 
     - and you never take/took summer vacations with your family, I guess.  elleng   Aug-08-10 12:46 PM   #21 
  - Taxpayers would have had to foot the entire bill  suffragette   Aug-08-10 12:53 PM   #23 
  - Gonna start tellin the palinoids that Michelle'd be a good President, I am!  struggle4progress   Aug-08-10 01:12 PM   #24 

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