Comments by Jim Campbell
I’m in total agreement, Obama’s daughters should be off limits. This story isn’t about Malia Obama it’s about government waste and abuse of the taxpayer’s dime.
No need to click on the links below the page break they are dead as PJM reports.
Today, the Daily Caller reports on the expense of providing secret service protection for Newt Gingrich. Perhaps Team Obama doesn’t want us to know that 25 secret service agents are there guarding her? This is clearly a waste of the taxpayers money.
Update: The White House has admitted that it was behind the scrubbing. For an administration that covers up virtually everything this admission must go far deeper than we are being told.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
Refraining from photographing the first daughters makes sense, but there appear to be at least three news angles to this story. One, the first daughter’s spring break comes at a time when Americans are advised against traveling to Mexico due to the deteriorating security environment there. Two, the cost of the trip to the taxpayer.
The scrubbed reports all agree that 25 Secret Service agents have accompanied the first daughter and her friends on the trip. American taxpayers are picking up those and undoubtedly other costs associated with this trip. Three, the White House’s relationship to and influence on the mainstream media.
Here’s Huffington Post’s link to its story about the spring break. Click on it and see where it goes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/malia-obama-mexico-spring-break_n_1364063.html
Yahoo! ran a story about it. But it has since been run off. http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-daughter-spends-springbreak-mexico-145031176.html.
That Yahoo! link is redirecting to a story about something entirely unrelated.
Essence had the story. Emphasis on the past tense. http://www.essence.com/2012/03/19/malia-obama-travels-to-mexico-for-spring-break/
Even the UK Telegraph story is now off the grid. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9152796/Malia-Obama-guarded-by-25-Secret-Service-agents-on-spring-break-in-Mexico.html. That’s the version that Drudge was linking to.
Drudge linked to a different version, at the International Business Times, and now that story is down the 404 hole: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/316249/20120319/malia-obama-mexico-spring-break-travel-warning.htm
The spring break trip really happened. This blog post about it hasn’t gone 404 (yet), and has several pics of Malia with her friends.
What is going on here? Is the White House trying to scrub the Internet of all stories about the first daughter’s spring break trip to Mexico?