Washington Examiner -- First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.
Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.
Accounting for trips out of Washington for several days, the total number of vacations Washington Secrets tabulated is 16, 10 where the family was together, such as for Christmas and summer vacations, one by the president and five by the first lady. Not included were Camp David visits or trips like the first family’s New York City date night in May, 2009.
Critics and even some in Obama's own party say the vacations present a bad image at a time when many Americans are struggling to get by during the recession.
Blog author's comments - I don't think Michelle Obama likes living in the White House. Hopefully she and her entire family can move out after the 2012 election.
What is her job again? What office does she hold that puts so much stress on her that she needs all this rest and relaxation?