The PJ Tatler

You Can't Travel to Vegas on the Taxpayer's Dime, Unless You're the Obamas

Optics, man. Optics.

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are visiting Las Vegas after stopping in South Dakota on a family trip. A spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport confirmed that the first lady was expected to arrive in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

Remember this?

The feud began in 2009, when Obama admonished corporations using federal bailout money: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” A year later, Obama warned families against gambling away college tuition: “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

Via Drudge, who is having some fun at the Obamas’ expense.

The biggest loser, besides the taxpayer, is the guy Michelle left behind whining about “oil subsidies.” He lost his vote today. He’s looking likely to lose on his signature legislation after the Supreme Court grilled his lawyer this week. His budget went down today, 414-0. Rush’s advertisers are coming back. Where has Obama won lately? Well, other than his NCAA brackets anyway.

This is, what, the Obamas’ 17th vacation in a little over three years?