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Michelle Obama Gets Funding for Gulf Visit; Republican Members of Congress Not So Much

By Doug Powers  •  July 8, 2010 02:31 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

Suck in your guts, Gulf residents, because FLOTUS is on the way down with her BMI calipers and celery stalks to check out a disaster her husband’s been working tirelessly to solve via endless golf, countless fundraisers and concerts.

This month, the government will spend an untold healthy sum of money on Michelle Obama’s visit to the Gulf region to view the effects of the oil spill, where M.O. will presumably look for ways to link BP’s tar balls to childhood obesity.

As Warner Todd Huston pointed out, Democrats will have no problem with spending a fortune to send someone in no official government capacity to decide anything to have a look around, while almost simultaneously denying funding for some Republican members of Congress who wanted to get a first-hand look at the cleanup efforts in the Gulf.

Huston sums it up:

So, actual lawmakers, people actually elected to represent us, people whose job IS to come up with solutions to our national problems are denied funds to visit the disaster area, yet a mere wife of an official is handed millions to go gallivanting?

Come on 2010.

Friendly advice for the First Lady: Do not wear your Lanvin sneakers on any oil-soaked beaches. And don’t wear these shoes ever again… anywhere.

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

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