Michelle Obama... first lady or queen???

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    First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants

    Recession, Depression, What, Michelle Worry?
    July 7, 2009

    “In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, “ Michelle Obama

    No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn’t perform any official duties. But this hasn’t deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession. Just think Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary.

    How things have changed! If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Miz Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public:

    1. $172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

    2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

    3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)

    4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)

    5. Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    6. $90,000 - Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    7. $84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)

    8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)

    9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)

    10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

    11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

    12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)

    13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)

    14. Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

    15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

    16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

    17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)

    18. Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

    19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)

    21. Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

    22. Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

    Source

    There has never been anyone in the White House at any time that has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President's own pocket.

    Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom travelled aboard Air Force One to Europe.

    (Maybe this is Michelle's way of helping ease the two-digit unemployment rate her hubby is adding to each and every day? Too bad us taxpayers are the ones footing the bill for her entourage!)
     
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    Exactly the 'deep thinking' that got us into this mess in the first place. Way to go, Okie!

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    Whatever she is I just love her new hairdo! And her toned arms as always. She's the First Lady that the world has been waiting for!

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    OMG she's so beautiful! Her and Barack must be the happiest couple on the face of this earth. :)
     
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    The bullshit from the Canadian version of the Freepers, once again - is spread out and the manure carriers do their job...
     
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    Oh I hadn't seen her new hair cut. I like it better than what is was but really wish she had gone short -- more layered and kinda punky with some highlights. Something like this:

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    What's the big fuckin' deal?

    Were you complaining in 2007?

    Some of Laura Bush's staff:

    McBride, Anita B. Assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady $168,000.00

    Harder, Cherie S. Special asistant to the president for domestic policy and director of project of the first lady $108,000.00

    Niemiec, Sally M. Press secretary to the First Lady $90,000.00

    Miller, Sonja M. Deputy chief of staff to the first lady $84,700.00

    Ballard, Deanna M. Director of scheduling for the First Lady $75,000.00

    Marshall, Misty C. Director of correspondence for the first lady $59,700.00

    Etter, Marisa L. Deputy director of scheduling for the First Lady $50,000.00

    Lineweaver, Lindsey M. Special assistant and personal aide to the first lady $47,500.00

    Donoghue , Tarah C. Deputy press secretary to the First Lady $43,000.00

    Block, Jonathan F. Assistant press secretary to the First Lady $39,000.00


    NATIONAL JOURNAL: 2007 White House Salary List
     
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    "Laura Bush had ONE" --HAH HA HA!

    What a joke. Did you really think people were going to believe that - without even batting their eye?

    Took two seconds to find these regarding Our Dear Laura

    Who's Making What In The White House
    NATIONAL JOURNAL: 2007 White House Salary List

    McBride, Anita B. Assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady $168,000.00

    Harder, Cherie S. Special assistant to the president for domestic policy and director of project of the first lady $108,000.00

    Niemiec, Sally M. Press secretary to the First Lady $90,000.00

    Miller, Sonja M. Deputy chief of staff to the first lady $84,700.00

    Ballard, Deanna M. Director of scheduling for the First Lady $75,000.00

    Zantzinger, Amy S. Special assistant to the president and White House social secretary $108,000.00

    Underwood, Carrie P. Deputy director of policy and projects for the First Lady $65,000.00

    Wallace, Charity N. Director of advance for the First Lady $65,000.00

    Marshall, Misty C. Director of correspondence for the first lady $59,700.00

    Etter, Marisa L. Deputy director of scheduling for the First Lady $50,000.00

    King, Kristin N. Deputy director of advance for the first lady $50,000.00

    Lineweaver, Lindsey M. Special assistant and personal aide to the first lady $47,500.00

    Rawson, Kimberly D. Executive assistant to the chief of staff to the First Lady $46,200.00

    Donoghue , Tarah C. Deputy press secretary to the First Lady $43,000.00

    Thornton, Dorothy M. Deputy social secretary $50,000.00

    Vogel, Campbell B. Deputy director of correspondence for the First Lady $42,500.00

    Block, Jonathan F. Assistant press secretary to the First Lady $39,000.00
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    I stopped at 17 and grew bored with the absurdity of how I am wasting my time..
     
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    Damn. Xotoxi beat to it.

    Hey dude!
    Nice to see ya here. :)
     
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