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This page was started later than it should have been.  It should have been initiated the day that "Big Sis" said, "the system worked..."

A Lifetime Of Gimmes

Writers on several continents are expressing emotions from surprise to indignation at The Queen of Mean's million-dollar trip to Spain.  I'm not surprised one bit.  The Obamas' sense of entitlement doesn't surprise me at all.

The Obamas expect free stuff.  They've been getting free stuff all of their lives -- the two of them -- why shouldn't they expect it to continue?

Michelle's sense of entitlement is the result of a lifetime of free stuff, beginning with being awarded a place at one of Chicago's first "magnet" schools.

Michelle told Newsweek that she got into Princeton, not on the strength of her grades, which she admits were unexceptional, but thanks to her brother Craig, a star athlete and gifted student who preceded her to the school.  As a "legacy" candidate and a beneficiary of affirmative action, Michelle Obama was granted an opportunity that others more accomplished were denied."

At Harvard, she admitted that she had been privileged by affirmative action and was very comfortable with that, and in 1989, at the age of 25, Michelle got her first job at Sidley Austin, LLP, without the burden of student loans.

At Sidley Austin, she was rarely in the office, yet apparently was drawing an associate salary while not practicing law, and billing huge hours.  Fellow associates worked to 10 p.m. customarily and many times to 2 to 3 a.m., every weekend, meeting the crushing work loads.  But Michele never had to do that, which understandably caused a lot of resentment amongst fellow associates.  The associate scuttlebutt drawn from partner "leaks" was that she was drawing a firm salary while working full time for City Hall doing political fund raising and "special projects" work for the Daley Machine.

In the summer of 1991 Michelle joined the staff of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley full-time, and began working directly for Valerie Jarrett, as a go-between for Mayor Daley's Machine.

Then she married Barack, and more free stuff followed.  Now, as Queen of the World, she just expects this stuff.  Her husband isn't going to tell her to cool it -- he's worse!  Obama is the winner of the life lottery.

The best education money can buy -- and no one knows how it was paid for or how he did -- or even if he went to class.

President of the Harvard Law Review -- its first affirmative action selection.

A millionaire from book sales -- a book he probably didn't write.

Winning election after election -- unopposed!

Anointed by the Democrat Party -- Obamamessiah! -- the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

And finally, in America's first coup d'état -- he sits in the Oval Office emptying the Treasury -- and attacks and smears anyone who asks him who he is, where he's from, or who sent him. 

It's really quite amazing.

Now, it's non-stop vacations, socials, dinners and golf outings -- in the middle of the worst economy in a hundred years -- the Obamas just party on at the expense of working Americans.

Yet the two of them are constantly pissed off at the way America has treated them.  They complain about it all the time.

You can do that when you're entitled -- pass the Grey Poupon!

Related:  Another party! -- CNN is reporting there will be a party at the White House tomorrow with close family and friends to make it up to Obama because Michelle is having such a grand time in Spain.  The details are a state secret around the corridors of the West Wing.

Update:  Preparations are under way for Marbella's event of the year -- a star-studded charity gala hosted by Hollywood A-listers Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria.

Expectation was high that the First Lady would be the special guest at the event on Saturday night after she received a personal invitation from Ms Longoria, star of Desperate Housewives, who lent her support to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.

More than 400 tickets have been sold for the Starlite Gala at 1000 Euros each, according to organizers, and reports suggested that this week another 200 people had applied for tickets and were on a waiting list after learning that Mrs. Obama might be present.

Among those clamoring to dine in the same room as the wife of the US President are a host of European celebrities and aristocrats, including Gunilla Gräfin von Bismarck, great-granddaughter of Otto, who has a home in Marbella.

Also in attendance will be tennis player Boris Becker with his wife Lilly Kerssenberg, and bestselling spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, who had all flown in for the fund-raising Starlite gala in aid of children's charities.

Another rumored to be on the guest list is Sir Mark Thatcher, the disgraced son of the former Prime Minister, who has a home in the hills above Marbella.

It could be one of the only opportunities for him to rub shoulders with such American elite as he has been banned from the US following his conviction in South Africa of unknowingly funding an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea.

If Mrs. Obama does chose to attend the event it is unlikely that she will join guests to dance the night away at the after-party organized in Marbella's premier nightclub, the Disco Olivia Valere.

She has an invitation to lunch on Sunday with Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at their summer palace on the island of Majorca before flying home to Washington DC.

And, from an email:  My friend Silke, who lives in Marbella, told me that Chelsea Clinton is at her honeymoon at the Villa Padierna where Michelle is vacationing, as well.  It's interesting that no one has brought that up?

Also, I went to the Villa few years ago, and it is known for having Arabs and Muslim bigwigs take over dozens and more rooms for vacations, weddings etc. -- it's one of their fave spots.
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