Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Yes, Barack O'Bama and his lovely wife, Shillelagh (Gaelic for "Michelle"), are living it up in Ireland for a couple of days and a few million dollars. He's attending the G8 summit for the critical purpose of being away from reporters asking about his legion of scandals, and Michelle and the girls are along for the critical purpose of burning through millions of taxpayer dollars to have lunch with Bono (really), look at harps in museums (really), and to tell anyone in Ireland who'll listen that "it's good to be home" (really).
The president also took time off from his busy schedule to give a speech to an audience of Irish teens, telling them to "stay peaceful" and lay off any Catholic versus Protestant violence - perhaps by converting to Islam. Okay, he didn't say that last part, but it's more or less implied at this point.
Following the summit in Ireland, the first family will be off to their $100 million African vacation (during which we doubt that Michelle will say "it's good to be home"). The trip formerly involved a safari, but it was cancelled when news sources learned that the president would be surrounded by snipers who would target anything dangerous that got too close - which is ironically the same policy the president has been applying to news organizations domestically.
Still, despite the huge expenses involved, Hope n' Change fervently believes that the first family's travel expenses are worth every sequester-pinched penny.
Unless, of course, they come back.