Oh, wait. You’re not going to Aspen.
You’re spending the holiday weekend face up on your carpet pretending the insulation falling through the hole in your ceiling is snow and that, given enough effort, it could actually kill you. Until you’re gainfully employed again, you’ll take what you can get, even if it means putting on your swimsuit and sitting in your tub with a pitcher of margaritas that you’ll drink all by yourself.
Its Michelle Obama who’s going to Aspen. Because, of course she is.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Aspen on Friday afternoon and is here with her daughters for a ski vacation.
Few details about her trip were available. Sources said she is staying at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Co. She is reportedly skiing at Buttermilk today, where the Crowns, of Chicago, own a home on the Tiehack side.
Several people have known about the “low-key” vacation, with the Secret Service in town for the past few days scoping out places for the family to relax and enjoy what the resort has to offer.
That’s nice. It has been a whole month since she got back from Hawaii. But its cool. We weren’t using that money, anyway, or anything like that. Surplus. That’s what we’ve got.
Seriously? We’re closing in on a campaign. This is no longer about tax money or bizarre antics, this is about image. Aspen is a winter playground for the 1%, and Michelle will happily be a guest of a major campaign donor, who last year hosted a $10K-per-head fundraiser on President’s Day weekend in order to make Barack Obama’s February ski trip an effort. I suspect, this man may also light his evening fire with fine bourbon and $100 bills and melt 24 karat gold marshmallows into his hot chocolate, flown in from Belgium. But that’s speculation.
Next week, an economic report will surface indicating that the number of working-age American adults actually working has dropped sharply. The Obama Administration will have to express solidarity with those harmed by the economy. They will likely pin the problems on the excesses of the 1%. Only they will have to explain why they spent the last weekend in Aspen. Which is a communications problem.
Oh, well. Enjoy Aspen, I guess. I’ll enjoy my asbestos.