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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AFP Story on Obama Daughter’s Mexico Trip Scrubbed From Internet

An AFP report that President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia, is spending spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico appears to have been completely scrubbed from the Internet news sites that first reported it. Pictures have appeared in Mexican magazine Quié allegedly showing Malia visiting Oaxaca.

AFP, the French news agency, first reported around mid-day Monday that Malia Obama was vacationing in Mexico with 12 friends under the protection of 25 Secret Service agents and a number of local police officers.

The International Business Times reported that “the group arrived in Oaxaca on Saturday and reportedly visited the architectural site of Mitla.”

The Department of Public Safety, a Texas law enforcement agency, issued a warning on Tuesday against students celebrating their spring breaks in violence-torn Mexico. The Huffington Post reported that in February, the United States State Department “recommended that Americans avoid travel to all or parts of 14 or 31 Mexican states. It’s the widest travel advisory issued by the U.S. since Mexico stepped up its drug war in 2006.”

Since the story was first reported, it appears to have been scrubbed from a number of news outlets. The Huffington Post, International Business Times, The Australian, The Telegraph and Global Grind have all removed the article. AFP, which initially reported the story, now links to an unrelated story on “Sengalese superstar Youssou Ndour.”


Anonymous said...

Of course this story is going to be removed. Just imagine the cost involved of sending this 13-year-old to Spring Break. Twenty-five SS agents?? And I'm sure that's just the beginning of the overall expense of this incredibly irresponsible spending by a government employee.
Obama has to realize that he was elected "President" - not "King". Sacrifices must be made, by the man AND his family, when one agrees to take on this high position of leader.
I'm sure the cost will come out... It will be mind boggling, I'm sure.
(I won't even address the need for a 13-year-old to go to Mexico for Spring Break. Thirteen? Is something wrong with an afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese?? That's another subject altogether.)

lmclain said...

I'd bet money that if obama, and not the taxpayers, were paying for this 13 year old's Mexican vacation, she'd be going to busch Gardens. obama sends his wife and kids to France, Brazil, Japan, England, Indonesia and God knows where else (plus their extended family, at taxpayers expense). WITH a private army to protect them. And I doubt it was just 25 agents. Mexican drug gangs could assemble 10 times that many people (with much better weapons) and kidnap her at will. obama just doesn't want the public to know how much money was spent taking care of his kid while 13 million Americans eat eggs and crackers for dinner tonight (if they even GET dinner tonight).