I'm sure by now that almost everyone who cares has heard that the Obamas' Hawaiian vacation is scheduled to cost over $1,000,000 and that it cost the taxpayers about $100,000 for Michelle to go earlier than her husband. And that was just in... 2010!
In doing a little research for my 2011 predictions scorecard, I found nearly identical stories about the two vacations. Both were projected at over a million dollars (Four million for his latest) and in both cases (three, if you count her early flight to Martha's Vineyard) the First Lady couldn't be bothered to wait and travel with her husband.
The more things change, the more they stay the same... Oh, and for all you keeping score, the local, less than flourishing Hawaiian economy will foot over a quarter million dollars for added police protection. But, hey! Maybe Obama will make it up to you by buying some doggie treats at a local Pet Smart? Or at least, another shave ice?