The wife of the president, ANY president, has a right to holidays and travel. And like it or not, when she visits another country, it is official. Now tell us, Rogue, frankly, should the spouse of a president, and I repeat, ANY president, travel for holiday purpose on COMMERCIAL flights? Should she wait in line at the ticket counter and go through security and ppt control? Really? And, should she get in the plane like any other passenger? Really? What about, well, never mind HER safety , what about the safety of all the other passengers, what with such a target for any tin pot terrorist. She and her children could be killed, but so could over 200 other passengers. And also, minor inconvenience, should she be allowed to be harassed by paparazzi and other freaks? Can you imagine the bedlam at the airport as her taxi, yes , her taxi, because I suppose you would not like it if she used a gov't limousine, arrived at the airport curb?When Michelle Obama took her family, less Barack, to Spain for a vacation she swung by and visited the Spanish royal family for less than an hour so the WHOLE TRIP became an official trip!!!
I know a guy who flies from Jacksonville to LA about every three months and he takes his wife too. They fly out on a Friday to LAS VEAGAS and stay there until Monday morning. They then fly into LA, do 3-4 hours of business and then fly home. The entire trip to include the stop in Las Vegas is a TAX WRITE-OFF.
Ya know, when I was in the Army, if I did that, I would have to pay my wife's way and the extra days and nights and no tax write-offs either.
Yes, someone should raise the shrink alarm. You are one piece of material.