And Wonkettes wonders why we call her mooch.
Via Washington Secrets:
First lady Michelle Obama’s three-day, four-city hop scotch to promote the third anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” initiative that cheers healthy eating and exercise will likely cost an estimated $50,000 or more, enough to fund a few programs for kids that the White House fears the sequester will kill.
Obama left Washington Wednesday for Clinton, Miss. where she will join celebrity chef Rachael Ray to promote healthy school lunches. She was accompanied by White House chef Sam Kass, her food advisor, and who also manages the first lady’s veggie garden and brews the first family’s honey beer. [...]
The first lady’s travels will cover about 3,200 miles. She has in the past taken a variety of government jets for trips, from the smallish C-37 to a larger 737. Her trips have been the focus of watchdog group Judicial Watch, which, for example, received documents that put one recent skip trip to Aspen, Colo., at over $83,000.
Using their calculations based on receipts provided under the Freedom of Information Act, and figuring the small C-37, the price for Obama’s travel alone is just shy of $30,000.