Judicial Watch investigating Obama girls’ Bahamas spring break soiree

Atlantis BahamasIf you wondered what is being done about the extravagant spring break vacation taken by Obama’s daughters in the Bahamas, wonder no more. Breitbart News, who broke the first report on the girls’ latest vacation, is now reporting that Judicial Watch is looking into the matter.

“The Obamas’ unnecessary personal luxury travel is an abuse of office in this age of sequester, unemployment, and out-of-control government debt,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Breitbart News. “Taxpayers are right to wonder why the Obamas repeatedly take personal trips with seemingly little regard for the resulting drain on precious tax dollars.”

Neither the Secret Service spokesman nor first lady Michelle Obama’s spokeswoman would comment on details regarding the cost of the trip, how many Secret Service agents or other resources were assigned, or who else accompanied Sasha and Malia to the posh Atlantis resort.

Judicial Watch has been active in trying to track costs affiliated with the Obama’s vacations. Records released in December, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in September, listed the cost of first daughter Malia Obama’s March 2012 spring break vacation to Mexico. According to the records, the total cost of the trip amounted to $115,500.87, including these charges:

  • Ground transportation: $23,964.81
  • Lodging: $21,682.92
  • Airfare: $47,767.34
  • “Vouchers”: $21,636.14 (not itemized)
  • Support Charges: $449.66 (travel for one from Mexico City to Oaxaca, not itemized)

Judicial Watch noted that the controversial trip had been reported online, and said that 13-year-old Malia Obama was accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service agents and as many as 12 of her friends, but the news coverage was soon scrubbed from the Internet. The trip was made after a travelers’ advisory said to “avoid Mexico.”

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Mediaite is reporting that Salon’s Joan Walsh has launched a scathing critique of the Breitbart coverage of President Obama’s girls’ vacation – calling it racist, no less – but she forgets the coverage she herself reported on President George W. Bush’s daughters back in 2001. The headline on her report: “The first family’s alcohol troubles.”

See the Breitbart News report here.

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek


120 thoughts on “Judicial Watch investigating Obama girls’ Bahamas spring break soiree

  1. bb says:

    or she just wants to keep her subsidized housing and foodstamps.

  2. Laurie says:

    Bryan, it's gotta be tough to be the lone person making sense. I have nothing to add, just wanted you to know you're not completely alone.

  3. Jackie says:

    We watched the First Family take numerous trips around the World in 2001-2008 even when the Stock Market crashed, Recession and two Wars. The Press agreed children of our Presidents were off limits due to respect. The Bush twins got kicked out of Brazil for drugs/wild parties and Jenna appeared in Court for underage drinking with a fake ID but they were not talked about as respect. 2004 Jenna shown with her middle finger at the protesters and Media, but still the First Family's children were protected. Well as several had made their comments about the Obama Family and their children taking vacations it clear. Many feel the Obama's are uppity and think they can do what other people do. This is a big problem in America since equal rights. Now blacks and minorities become millionaires and do things that other whites have done for years. Jay-Z even brought Beyoncé an island which clearly is not right. As Americans watched the economy fall into a deep Recession in 2008 the President and the First Family continued as normal until the end of President Bush's term in office.

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