Michelle Obama moves vacation party to Oprah’s Maui getaway

Michelle Obama will be spending the additional week of her Hawaiian vacation at Oprah Winfrey’s Maui retreat, and she has a prestigious group accompanying her.

The first lady is having a girls’ getaway, according to The Daily Caller, which reported:

While White House pool reports indicate the first lady stayed behind this week in Hawaii to chill out with friends before her 50th birthday, there weren’t many specifics. But sources with direct knowledge tell TheDC that the first lady is relaxing in Maui at Oprah’s estate with CBS’ Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, who is Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife.

“Yesterday, we saw bomb-sniffing dogs and Maui police in the bushes,” Heather Long, the manager of nearby Grandma’s Coffeehouse, told The Dailey Caller. “We’re very close to Oprah’s property. They’ll probably walk up and down the road.”

Winfrey stops by the coffee shop regularly, but employees “try to not to make it a big deal,” Long said.

Oprah.com says this of the Hawaii home:

Once an ordinary little gray ranch that Oprah saw “for less than 10 minutes” and considered a tear-down, Oprah’s Hawaiian home has been transformed into the perfect 21st-century farmhouse, with great pieces of folk art, beautifully embroidered curtains, comfortable furniture, and inviting colors.

Michelle Obama’s extended stay is reportedly part of a birthday gift from the president, prompting Fox News’ Ed Henry on Monday to ask White House press secretary Jay Carney who was footing the bill for the extra flight home.

“The first lady stayed behind in Hawaii, and the White House said that was an early birthday present from the president,” Henry said, according to Mediaite. “Does that mean he’s paying for the flight back, or are the taxpayers paying for it?”

“As with all personal travel, the first family will appropriately fund personal expenses, Ed, and in line with past presidents and first ladies, the first lady will travel via government aircraft,” Carney said, appearing to read from a script. “But you are accurate in your description that this was, ah, her decision to remain in Hawaii, the president’s suggestion that she remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of this very big birthday. If you have kids, you know that telling your spouse they can spend a week away from home is a big present. Not that we don’t love our kids.”


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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.
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417 thoughts on “Michelle Obama moves vacation party to Oprah’s Maui getaway

  1. Fresh Mountain Air says:

    As an adherent to the marxist ideology, Hussein Obama is solely pre-occupied with consolidating the requisite centralized power to impose his notions of “fundamental transformation”.

  2. Deb La Vigne says:

    Well he already claimed his two kids as Senior Staff members so us taxpayers would foot their bill on the African 100 million dollar vacation, this is small compared to that. Let Oprah keep her and Holder’s wife, I don’t want them in Wiashington anyways!

  3. JJBuck says:

    What was that dig about the “fat cat” bankers and hedge fund managers…? Talk about hypocrisy…

  4. Daisytoo says:

    Carney’s juvenile delinquent snarl is even creepier surrounded by his face fuzz.

  5. Daisytoo says:

    Let’s see: Oprah – gay; her girlfriend, Gayle King – ditto; Valerie Jarrett – gay; Holder’s wife – abortion clinic mogul – may as well be gay. Michelle Obama? Given that her husband is most likely gay …

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