Malia’s Spring Break…on Our Dime

I don’t think I was allowed to cross the street by myself when I was 13. Very embarrassing.

“Over the last several years, we’ve been able to strike up a friendship. And, you’ll notice that even though technically it is not Saint Patrick’s Day, we like to prolong the party around here,” President Obama said at a press event following a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

We’ve noticed, Mr. President….No matter how you try to hide it. has the story:

An AFP story, linked at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, reported on Malia Obama’s visit to Mexico despite a Texas public safety warning, she’s reportedly accompanied by 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The Huffington Post story link now directs to the main page and the AFP item is fast disappearing from view.

The Yahoo News link now diverts to a completely different story, in contrast to the url: The headline now reads: Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail.

The International Business Times, among others, still has the story live – for now.  [It has since been scrubbed, too.]:

President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her spring break in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The young tourists will be in a downtown hotel in the city known for its colonial architecture and native traditions, reported a state police official.

“We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles that are carrying the visitors to tourism sites,” the police official told the AFP under the condition of anonymity.

Along with the 25 secret service agents, Obama and her friends will protected by a slew of Mexican police officers, according to the AFP.

The group arrived in Oaxaca on Saturday and reportedly visited the architectural site of Mitla.

They also visited the tree of El Tule, believed to be approximately one thousand years old. The group also plans to travel to Monte Alban, which is known for its archeological research as well as the artisan sections of the city.

The report comes at the same time the Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a warning, advising students on Spring Break to not travel to Mexico due to increased violence.

AUSTIN, Texas — A law enforcement agency in Texas has raised safety concerns and advised students on spring break to avoid Mexico.

The Department of Public Safety on Tuesday issued the advisory, citing continued violence throughout Mexico.

The U.S. State Department last month recommended that Americans avoid travel to all or parts of 14 of 31 Mexican states. It’s the widest travel advisory issued by the U.S. since Mexico stepped up its drug war in 2006.

DPS Director Steven McCraw says Mexican drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.

So far, only one of the Republican candidates has had enough courage to say anything about Malia’s taxpayer-funded Spring Break Par-taaay:

Rick Santorum criticized President Obama during a radio interview Tuesday for reportedly allowing his daughter, Malia, to go on a spring break trip to Mexico in an area of the country which Santorum believed had been placed on a warning list for American tourists by the State Department.

“What I would say is that the president’s actions should reflect what his administration is saying,” Santorum told Beck, according to the Blaze. “If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean you should do it. You should set an example. I think that’s what presidents do. They set an example. And when the government is saying this is not safe, then you don’t set the example by sending your kids down there.”

…An earthquake hit Mexico Tuesday, but the White House released a statement saying Malia was unharmed.

According to

The Monday reports prompted the first lady’s office to reach out to media outlets and ask them to pull the stories, which many elected to do. In order to protect the “privacy and security” of the first daughters, the first lady’s office said, it was reiterating its longstanding request that news organizations not “report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest.”

You mean, like when they reported Dubya’s daughters were out partying?

Was there any “vital news interest” there?

The truth is, the Obama Administration knows that the optics are bad in this situation…and they ordered a cover-up, courtesy of their sychophantic media lLapdogs.

A 13 year old, in Mexico, on Spring Break with 12 of her classmates, and without her parents?

Shoot.  I didn’t get to go on a “school trip” without my folks until I was a junior in high school….and that was to Washington, DC, riding for days on a Continental Trailways bus with my classmates, over the Thanksgiving holidays.

Well…I was excited, anyway.  And my parents paid for it.

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