Her Royal Highness Michelle Obama will appear in an upcoming episode of the Nickelodeon show iCarly. In the children’s program, which airs on January 16, the character Sam Puckett calls her “Your Excellency.” When a friend corrects Sam, Michelle responds, “No, no, I kinda like it.”
Hollywood writers managed to capture the truth about our first lady. She seems to share the same philosophy as Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX, who once told her staffers,, “I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.” She vacations in splendor, often spending long periods of time away from her husband in the watchful care of handsome, well-built members of the Secret Service.
In the summer of 2010, she spent $145,000 flying Air Force 747s to her Spanish vacation. She shelled out an additional $95,000 in hotel costs — for the Secret Service alone. She and Barry scooted off to Martha’s Vineyard this summer, renting a home for 10 days for the cost of a mere $50,000 of your dollars.
She reminds us of one royal queen: Marie Antoinette.
– Ben Johnson, The White House Watch.