Got this in an e-mail this morning and thought I would share it. What was the purpose of listing them as "Senior Staffers"? Some of the comments below the article are interesting thoughts on the subject.
Your tax dollars at work! Judicial Watch sued to obtain this information.
Obama daughters are now "senior staffers"!
I hope you are sitting down when you read this one.
Michelle Obama Listed Daughters as 'Senior Staffers' on African "vacation".
Can you believe this? Now, if a Republican would do something like this, the press would be all over it and yapping about it for weeks. Michelle Obama Listed Daughters As 'Senior Staffers' To Justify Expensive African Vacation and Safari.
October 5, 2011 The most accountable administration: Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757) modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of $424,142. Another $928.44 was listed as bulk food costs of providing 192 on-board meals for the 21 people who made the trip.
The Obama daughters were listed on the manifest as 'senior staff.' This trip was as much an opportunity for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a trip to conduct government business, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. This junket wasted tax dollars and the resources of our overextended military. No wonder we had to sue to pry loose this information I missed this story yesterday, but it's worthy of our attention. The nation is suffering with the economy sputtering, the national debt soaring and Obama's economic rescue policies not only failing but actively making things worse.
Meanwhile, the First Lady justifies an expensive trip to Africa to take a vacation and safari with her daughters by saying it's 'official business' and even going so far as to list her children as staffers. The level of arrogance and dishonesty on display here is nothing short of shocking. But, er, hope for change and yes we can ........
It's a true story ...... Check out this link ...
P.S. 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).