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Judicial Watch: Queen Michelle Obama Still Using Secret Service Protection, Transportation To Get Places

(Also, she is black)Sure, sure, it may seem a little … what’s the word … counterintuitive to say the upper-middle-class black lady who grew up in a struggling South Side family and pulled herself up by her … what’s the word … bootstraps … is the one who’s comically out of touch with the American people, and not, say, the lady who writes off $77,000 in horsecare and calls you people “you people.” But damned if the goodly godfearing folk at JudicialWatch will not keep trying! So what did Michelle Antoinette do now? Oh, she only not only took her daughters to Aspen (liberal Marxist crony capitalist ‘lites) but she also had the gall to insist on taking her Secret Service detail with her! And she flew there on a plane. Beheading is just too good for her! We should probably tie her to an anthill … of African ants!

Let us turn to FoxNation for its report on Judicial Watch’s searing new expose!

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing Michelle Obama’s February 2012 President’s Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado, with her two daughters.

Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a May 31, 2012, lawsuit against both government agencies. Among the highlights from the records are:

The total cost for the Aspen ski vacation was at least $83,182.99.

The bill for the U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen, was $48,950.38.

The cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates, was $22,583.70. Food and miscellaneous on-flight items cost $235.44. The cost for rental cars totaled $6,442.23.

Michelle Obama may take a weekend ski trip with her daughters just as soon as she promises to drive herself there in a rented 2008 Chevy Astrovan, and foreswears all Secret Service protection, and doesn’t eat food. Haha, who’re we kidding? No she may not. Because her voodoo mama already gets to use White House utilities and eat White House food, and that is about enough public-tit-leeching for a lifetime!


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  1. Maman

    Wow. Petty much, FOX News? Didn't the Secret Service have to work their asses off keeping the Bush Twins out of trouble/jail?

  2. nounverb911

    How much is it costing the US to protect Mitt and Ann when they go watch their horse dance in the Olympics?

    1. spends2much

      I'm sure Ann Romney is also outraged. I mean, yes, she needs protection, but can't Those People just use their switchblades, or whatnot, to take care of themselves?

    2. mayor_quimby

      It's cool, not much security needed – England is stabby, not at all shooty, and nobody will get close to their luxury skybox, so they'll be totally safe.
      Somebody just has to tell the R-moneys that whistles=boos, not cheers, in the rest of the world. Otherwise they'll come back all "We received nothing but adoring whistles from the commonfolk of Britain on our sojourn"

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      …and even then, $83,000 is a pretty good per weekendiem for a sitting first lady and a coupla kids.

      What was the cost of the Bush state visit to Great Britain? And he didn't clear a fucking scrap of brush while he was there.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly

    OT, but I just got my first one of these.

    This is why I stopped visiting Huffpost.

    1. Extemporanus

      Uh-oh…I think the brass might be on to you, Flagass. Hope yer base has a nice brig, flyboy!

      (You're not alone, friend — it's nothing nefarious, just some annoying new bug that's going around.)

    2. Callyson

      Aw, I guess I'm still a junior league poster–I haven't gotten one of these yet.

      HuffyPo, OTOH…I still go there sometimes but it's a real crapshoot when it comes to posting comments. (FFS, I've only commented there three years without so much as a warning…you'd think they'd cut the veterans some slack…)

        1. Oblios_Cap

          This comment has been deleted by the administrator.

          Every time I use that Palin baby's name, I get this.

          1. actor212

            Oh, that one's of long standing. So is rétard.

            I made the mistake once of using the word triggér and must have had about five posts deleted until I looked more closely at the word.

    3. MissTaken

      I got my first one this week. I immediately wrote it in my diary and told all my girlfriends. I was scared at first since I didn't know what was happening, but then my mom told me that's what happens when a girl becomes a woman and I should be proud.

      1. James Michael Curley

        I got my first one this week when I mentioned Viagra. Since I don't have a diary I put it on my facebook page and six old ladies friended me.

      2. prommie

        I started getting them about 2 months ago. I was scared, too, but my Dad told me its a normal thing, everyone has those dreams sometimes, its nothing to be ashamed of, and a little mess on the sheets is no big deal, we just clean it up in the morning.

    4. SorosBot

      I got one earlier today – wish I could have figured what the offending word or portion of a word was. The anti-spam filters are going a little overboard.

      Edit: And it just popped up, nearly an hour after I made the comment!

        1. SorosBot

          I've found the auto-deletes commonly seem to come from using words often used by spambots; like brand name boner drugs or fashion designers.

          1. MissTaken

            Test: Prada, Viagra, Cialis, Nike

            Ummmm…… Seems to work now:

            I got the boot earlier this week with knock-off Prada shoes the Pope is now forced to wear due to Italian austerity.

        2. Extemporanus

          I'm still laughing at the idea of saying to someone "This is a test cunt…" more than a half hour later.

          I'm gonna go find someone to say it to right now — sadly, the cat doesn't seem to get it.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        Well, mine just finally popped up, but it's long after this next post came up and everyone has moved on, so it's topicality is shot to shit.

    5. CindynEncinitas

      I got one too once for quoting Idiocracy. Just get over yourself and reword your incredibly important thought.

  4. Chill_Bill

    For her vacations, Laura Bush drove herself to Galveston, TX in her '72 Dodge Caravan, stayed at Motel 6, and used a mall cop for security.

      1. Veritas78

        Which reminds me, y'all know Willard killed a guy in France in an auto accident while he was a missionary, right? Never heard that? You will.

        1. chascates

          I am not, thanks for pointing me to it! You can get broccoli in July in South Carolina? That's not fair.

          1. va_real

            Oops- did not realize it hadn't gotten past the initial planning stages before sending. Still, it may be worth trying the link again later, although why it's better than Local Harvest I don't know.

            I don't think we could have broccoli growing now with the temps in the 90's? Unless there's some special growing techniques involved?

          2. chascates

            It looks like it'll be a good site. It's always interesting to find how other CSAs do things.

            We got about 3 inches of rain over the last couple of weeks, a real rarity for July in central Texas. Which gave cracks and end blossom rot to our 350+ tomato plants and brought forth millions of fire ants straight up from hell.

          3. va_real

            If there were any justice in the world, only wingnuts would get fire ants.

            Sorry to hear about your tomatoes- we're headed into our annual monsoon season here, & that makes tomatoes a tricky crop even for the pros. But at least here, we know we can expect lots of rain & growers can plan accordingly. Will your plants be ok if the weather 'normalizes'?

          4. chascates

            I think our problem is calcium deficiency, the extra rain always hassles tomatoes somewhat. We'll try side dressing with epsom salts or possibly dried milk.

    1. JustPixelz

      And how much did it cost to airlift the snow to Aspen in the summer during global meltocalypse?

  5. FakaktaSouth

    Oh right, Dick Cheney gets a whole new cardiac unit on the taxpayers, but this here is just the most evil thing ever.

    The fact that there are enough people to need a whole media industry programmed at them, people who WANT (and you have to want it, it's not there on it's own) to have a reason to justify their hatred is also scary. This has been a scary look at your fellow Americans kind of day. Tomorrow I want nice-ness for fucks sake.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        Sure! That too! Whatever nakedness – fine by me, just you know, damn these people suck.

      2. prommie

        There is nothing–absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply glimpsing a boob through a tank-top armhole.

        1. rickmaci

          Donde Los Yikes!!! Editrix will hate this but, I never clicked open the ad until now.

  6. Beowoof

    I think they are complaining because they can't get a clear shot with all the protection.

  7. Oblios_Cap

    Just think of all the brown people that we could have killed with the munitions made using that money! Start learning to think like a patriotic American, Missy!

  8. Dumbedup

    Wonkette- Please stop using that picture of mrs. Obama. It's irony ratio is not high enough to prevent people from seeing it as derogatory.

    1. sezme

      Hey Wonkett, seems everything is funny to you.
      -Cindy McCain

      [Amazing that I've been able to quote her twice in one day. She's a regular Oscar Wilde!]

    2. not that Dewey

      That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

    3. radio-of-owls

      The irony ratio of your comment, by contrast, would need a ! factorial sign to even approximately estimate its size.

  9. rickmaci


    "Four days before leaving office, President Bush signed a directive authorizing the Secret Service to provide a period of extended protection for his daughters Jenna and Barbara. …. Under the law, the adult children of an American President lose their Secret Service protection when their father leaves office. He [Bush] signed a presidential directive on January 16, 2009. The Secret Service requested that the length of the additional protection not be disclosed."

    1. viennawoods13

      Matt Douglas: Oh, yeah, right. Let me ask you something. In all the years ex-presidents have had Secret Service protection, has there ever been even one assassination attempt on any of 'em?
      Chet: Uh, no, sir.
      Matt Douglas: I find that sad.

  10. ChernobylSoup

    Michelle Obama > Betty Ford x Nancy Reagan x Barbara Bush x Laura Bush x Ann Romney x whatever it was that Dick Cheney was married to.

  11. Schmannnity

    Really. Why does Michelle need protection when she obviously has a knife like all black women.

  12. An_Outhouse

    Holy shit – look at the 'fro Michelle is sportin'. Hand her and automatic weapon and she'd be Angela Davis.

    Oh, that's a tree. Never mind.

  13. MissTaken

    Of course Fox News will provide us with an itemized Secret Service inventory for Mitt, Ann, and Refalca at the Olympics because they are Fair and Balanced.

  14. Billmatic

    I bet this Justice Watch site was just all over all the vacation costs that Laura Bush rang up.

        1. widestanceromance

          Valium and living in total denial are a dangerous combination for some, for others, a taxpayer-funded lifestyle.

  15. KeepFnThatChicken

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption

    Corruption, you say? I'd say your group's name should be "Legislative Watch" or "K Street Watch", not "First Lady Watch".

  16. Antispandex

    You know, someone MUCH more cynical than I might suggest that what is really being suggested here is that "those people" don't need all of that fancy protection. Maybe even, "how's the Klan supposed to shoot them with all of those white folk protecting them?"…but not ME. Huh uh, no way. I believe only the best about America. It's definately not a class thing, so don't even THINK it.

  17. Goonemeritus

    How much of that Secret Service coin went to fluffing up young professional dancers “college accounts”.

  18. SorosBot

    "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption"

    Let me fix that:

    "Judicial Watch, the right-wing interest group that investigates routine government actions and characterizes them to claim corruption where their clearly isn't any"

  19. MissTaken

    Re: that pic

    Barack is TOTALLY checking out Michelle. I bet he's thinking, "she may not be Queen, but she can sit on my throne whenever she likes"

    and by throne, he means his face.

    1. JustPixelz

      And with that tree or whatnot behind her, it looks like she has a ginormous Afro. Hooray for the 70s.

      1. prommie

        Prince Phillip reminds me of Steve Martin as Michael Caine's brother Ruprecht in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The one with the cork on the tines of his fork so he wouldn't stab himself.

        1. sullivanst

          That's basically what most of England thinks of him.

          To me, it looks like Barack's checking out Prince Phillip checking out Michelle. Almost looks like he's working out exactly where to cut him.

  20. Estproph

    Judicial Watch is a public interest group in the same way that Al Capone was a philanthropist.

  21. Callyson

    FFS, imagine if Michelle went *without* Secret Service protection and something happened. We'd never hear the end of it about how negligent the Obama administration is on security issues…


    1. Estproph

      They'd complain no matter what she did. I'd say they want her to never leave the White House, but I KNOW that that isn't the case.

  22. OldPandaDayz

    Does that Secret Service accommodations cost include the snow bunny themed call girls they ordered?

  23. Fairtackle

    Just checked the comments section for this story on fox. Surprisingly intellectual discussion on presidential spending. (Ha! no.)

  24. SorosBot

    Ugh, I looked at some of the comments and the wingnuts actually are calling Michelle Obama "Marie Antoinette". What? The comparison makes no sense; and it's especially ironic since that is a perfect description of Ann Romney.

    1. Beowoof

      As Ann would say, you people are presumptuous to question me or any one of my social standing. Why do I see these plans as being a big seller if Mitt gets elected.

    2. WhatTheHolyHeck

      Never look at the bottom half of the internet, SorosBot. Wisdom and love from me to you.


  25. JustPixelz

    "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption…"

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights Democrats ….


  26. imissopus

    Worse. Than. Hitler. Whom we all know would simply have himself driven to his ski chateau in the Alps in a touring car, not taken one of those fancy-dancy planes.

  27. chascates

    The comments for this article lead to a big argument about Bush going to his ranch all the time, but it was decided he worked all of the time on business there. Obama, however, always hits the golf course when he goes on vacation.

  28. coolhandnuke

    We all know why they were in Aspen…they met with the Kenyan Bobsled Team to hatch the plan to train the Obama girls for the 2014 Winter Games where they win gold then are elected Holy Empresses of Africa and then Africa becomes our 51st state.

    1. Schmannnity

      The Republican Confederacy Party would never vote to admit an overwhelmingly black state.

    2. didgen

      Then all of that lovely oil for us! You have exposed the Republicans secret plan! Curses, foiled again!

    3. mayor_quimby

      Where is my freaking Sasha/Malia Sledding t-shirt???? Please, take my money.
      And those Africans in Rwanda are not gonna like losing their universal health care.

  29. prommie

    You know how those people are, always with their hand out looking to glom everything the government's giving away.

    1. sullivanst

      While I'm sure Elena Kagan would make an awesome dinner guest (or Wonketteer – she's flashed a rapier wit from the bench), none of the Women of SCOTUS are exactly batin' material.

  30. Blueb4sunrise

    I received an email from M. O. today.
    It begins:

    Dear Bb4,
    I want you…..

    don't know what the rest said.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Meh, I get those all the time. Some of them have photos. After I take a sharpie and eradicate that skinny guy in the pic next to her, it goes into the spank bank.

  31. James Michael Curley

    "A Republican candidate for the Indiana state legislature left a county fair after fellow Republicans set up a punching bag depicting President Barack Obama at the GOP booth.

    Brad Oliver, a college administrator seeking an open state House seat, told The Star-Press that he and his campaign team left the Delaware County Fair in Muncie Wednesday night due to the punching bag. The local Republican Party set up the punching bag during "Democratic Night" at the county fair."

    Finally, a Republican candidate with a little class.

  32. ttommyunger

    Judicial Watch, founded and run by the pencil-necked little geek (Larry Klayman) that actually sued his own fucking mother, no snark, no shit.

  33. Jukesgrrl

    I'm shocked, I say, SHOCKED that the First Family deigned to be seen in low-rent Aspen when all the proper people go to Vail. How do I know this? (Because, God knows, I don't ski.)

    When John Sununu was chief of staff to President George Bush the Elder he was well-known for dipping into the tax till to finance his extra-curricular activities. At the time, the Washington Post wrote that military jets "took him to fat-cat Republican fund-raisers, ski lodges, golf resorts and even his dentist in Boston." (Ha, ha, WaPost said "fat-cat." They wouldn't do that now that they, too, are fat-cats.)

    It was widely reported that one ski trip to Vail (there were many) cost the taxpayers $86,330. That's in pre-Clinton dollars, people! When men were men and women knew better than to care about healthcare costs. Compare that to the Obama Family's expenditure of Aspen only $83,182.99! We got a bargain. Why isn't FOX pointing THAT out.

  34. didgen

    Way off topic and into the weedpatch, Octomom is now shilling for a loan company. I always think of her when I think of sound financial plans.

  35. BoroPrimorac

    "This really isn't a good thread for me, the liberals in here just got my blood pressure up!! Shouldn't allow it, but it just ticks me off!! My husband broke his neck 4 years ago, and still works everyday, with more taxes taken out, higher medical bills, and we have less money, and I am supposed to be happy the the Liar and Chief and his low life family are taking their 18th vacation???"

    Poor, poor woman.

  36. TootsStansbury

    I think the vacation tantrums just might piss me off more than the birther nonsense.

  37. Blunderthing

    You know, in all fairness, she tried to hitchhike, but no one would pick up a black woman with an entourage of six Secret Service agents. I mean, the stops for bathroom breaks alone would drive you crazy.

  38. CindynEncinitas

    All she had to do was take Lindsay Lohan with her and no one would have even noticed she was there, even with the Angela Davis 'do!

  39. shelwood46

    I hear the Obamas have been living in that big house and haven't paid a penny in rent in over three years. Can you believe it?

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