Malia Obama Has Mucho Fun In Mexico

Bring on Spring Break!

Malia Obama, 13 – the eldest daughter of President Barack Obama – was snapped enjoying some pool fun with some pals at a hotel in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday (March 18). Allegedly, the young girl, her classmates and 25 Secret Service officials have arrived in Mexico to enjoy fun in the sun over Spring Break.

However, Malia’s choice of location for her spring break holiday seems to have raised some national eyebrows given the fact that the State Department has said all Americans should avoid travel to Mexico.

On February 8, 2012, The Department of State issued a Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico and to make an educated decision about whether or not to visit certain parts of the country.

“Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day,” the warning states. “The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.”

The documents continues:

Nevertheless, U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter TCOs which engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico. The TCOs themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity. As a result, crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.”

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  1. Anon

    Great! Tax payers paying for not only malia’s trip but also her classmates’ and 25 secret service guards! YAY!

  2. Anonymous

    Mexico is not a exactly a vacation spot. too violent

  3. Anonymous

    the girl should be able to enjoy some “normal” activities with her classmates and friends. she shouldn’t have to sit home, just because of what her Dad does for a living

    • Anonymous

      “Normal” is letting a 13 year old girl go to Mexico for spring break. She isn’t in college and I don’t know any parent who pays for their 13 to go to Mexico for spring break, so this if far from “normal.”

      • Anonymous

        It’s not a Booze Cruise Spring Break. The Friends school often travels on Habitat for Humanity-type builds on school breaks. Lots of parents send their teenagers on mission trips like “Real Break”, etc., over spring break. It’s not uncommon.

      • Sujinah

        At age 14, my classmates (some of them) and I went to Mexico during spring break. My father is not the president of the US (or the prime minister of Canada, since I live there) and my mother has an extremely low salary, yet she still allowed me to go there with some classmates during the said week.

        I don’t see what is wrong with her going to Mexico.

  4. Valerie

    In response to the person who thinks she should have normal time…she can have normal time on her dad’s time, not my dime! This is just burning my a@@

    • Anonymous

      Well then your a@@ is going to have to continue to burn because your opinion is entirely unreasonable. It is a fact of life that the president’s family has the right to do what they want, including travel, and the country has the obligation to protect them. It’s a national security issue and is not about how you feel about them personally. It has always been this way regardless of what party the president belongs to, so you really need to get over it.

  5. Grabriella&Anthony'sMommy :-)

    I think it’s great for her to be able to have a nice vacation for spring break. Regardless of how you feel about President Obama, his children deserve just as much as anyone else’s children. It’s not her fault that her father is the president…She is too cute by the way 🙂

  6. Anonymous

    First of all, we pay the presidents salary so of course she’s over there on our dime. In that since, but where wad all the complaints when The Bush’s were traveling everywhere? ??

    • Anonymous

      So does your salary belong to your boss after he pays you?

    • Anonymous

      As I recall the Bush years, the press crabbed and complained that there was nothing to do in Crawford, Texas where they generally went unless on actual White House business. I believe I heard recently the Obamas have had numerous vacations that were NOT work. I recall a trip to Spain because Michelle’s friend’s father had died an she was depressed and more recently, Mrs.O and the girls went shopping in Paris. Was that after the 2 jets required to take the FIrst Family to Martha’s Vineyard 3 or 4 hours apart? Pretty free with someone’s money.

  7. SMH

    Really was it burning your ass when the Bush’s took their vacations too? Just curious?

    Hope she wasn’t near the earthquake. I am not a huge Obama fan but I do think they are a very down to earth family which is a nice change from some of the tight@sses we’ve had in office over the years!

  8. Anonymous

    Sure. What % of Americans cannot afford to send their kids to an in state camp or amusement park this year. With the price of gas we have to limit our number of trips to the grocery store so we can afford to eat. A McDonalds milkshake is an infreaquent treat now a days. This kid has a (by now) super rich dad who never held a real job until he was made President. You can be sure that this trip , like the African vacation the kids took with their mom, is at our expense. Get real! It’s good to be da King. This comment will probably see the light of day in this land of freedom of speech only if you are politically correct.

    • Anonymous

      So, you expect the president and his family to pretend they live in poverty? Grow up. Did you whine like this every time Bush took one of his 800 vacations?

      “dad who never held a real job”

      Is this a joke? Do you actually even know anything about Obama or do you just get all your “facts” from the right-wing hate machine?

      • Anonymous

        Bush took his working vacations at his ranch in Texas almost always, if not always. His daughters did not live in the White House as they were in college although they had protection.

        • Anonymous

          So what? Do you think he didn’t take a full secret service detail with him every time he left the White House? Do you think his daughters didn’t have protection 100% of time when they were in college? Because they did. And the government paid for, as it should have. Did you b!ich and whine about the expense when Bush was president?

      • An32

        “dad who never held a real job”

        He/she is actually correct… organizing is not a real job. That’s not a “right-wing hate machine” comment, its an actual fact. Just like Michelle’s salary for a job where she didnt do a thing for the University of Chicago doubled once her husband became a US Senator; her job was so “important” that they simply eliminated it once she was on her way to the White House.

        Since I’m from Chicago and I actually did my research (not drank anybody’s Kool-Aid), I dare you to rebut my comment with actual facts.

        • Anonymous

          Huh, on what planet is being a community organizer not a real job? He was paid for it. Last time I checked, when someone pays you to do work, it’s a job. He also was an attorney and a law professor. Please, explain to me how those are not real jobs. Also, please explain how being a state senator and a US senator are not real jobs.

          Also, please explain how any this is relevant to anything. Obama did not come from wealth or privilege and has worked for every dollar he has. It certainly wasn’t handed to him. That is not something you can say for the vast majority of Republicans, who come from privileged families and got their jobs through connections, regardless of whether or not they were qualified, something that someone like Obama has never had.

          All these comments are fascinating. I thought making money was a Republican virtue. Since when is being well-off a bad thing to conservatives? If you really thought being wealthy disqualified someone from serving in public office, the Republican Party wouldn’t exist.

  9. SAM

    The only way I would step into Mexico would be with 25 secret service agents. Regardless of your political opinion, it doesn’t seem very smart to warn US citizens from traveling to Mexico but then let the president’s 13 year old daughter go there instead.

  10. Krishna

    The problem is that the president and his family do not have the “right” to splurge on our behalf.

    It’s not fair that our tax dollars go for babysitting. That’s not right. We don’t have an “obligation” to pay for their every whim.

    Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s wrong if this doesn’t bother you.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, actually we do have the obligation to pay for their security detail. And they do have to right to travel. You may not like it but that is the way it is.

      This has nothing to do with fairness and nothing to do with political parties. It has to do with the fact that the president’s family could be targets for people who want to do harm to our country or influence our government. Imagine what would happen if one of the president’s daughters was kidnapped, and then imagine what kinds of demands such a kidnapper could make.

      And they are also targets for normal violence just because of who they are. There are lots of crazy people who want to harm the president and his family, and this has always been true regardless of who the president is. However, it is even worse now due to all the violent, racist rhetoric spewed by the right wing.

      You simply cannot expect the president’s family to stay shut inside the White House for his entire presidency. You are the one who is in the wrong here.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s funny how you throw racism into the mix, but fail to point out how all of Melia’s buddies are white.

        I agree with the poster who pointed out how the state department has travel warnings for Mexico, yet the first daughter is there. I don’t doubt she’s safe with the security measures, but people will see the pictures and might think the country is safe to travel to for everyone and it isn’t.

    • Anonymous

      And how, exactly are we paying for their “every whim”? Let’s see you back that statement up with some actual facts instead of teaparty rhetoric…

    • anon

      You know the president earns a salary, right? Regardless of whether you think he deserves it. You know he and the First Lady both had pretty good jobs/salaries before he took this job, right? I think they can afford the trip.

  11. Anonymous

    get off your high horse
    the Bush girls had SS protecting them in college they were shown being tipsy where was your *outrage then ?

  12. Anonymous

    26! That seems like overkill.

  13. Anonymous

    Apparently it was a school sponsored service project. Either way, I hope she has a great time with her friend

  14. Anonymous

    Not supposed to photograph the President’s children when they are not with their parents.

  15. Jen

    Gosh. I’m a bit jealous. What a lucky kid!

  16. Daniella

    Wow, not even my college friends go on trips like this. And why is she going to Mexico of all places when agencies have been specifically warning citizens from traveling there because of the violence & drug cartel activity? Definitely not a place where I’d want my underage (or even college-aged!) child to be going right now.

  17. @larell718

    It is funny how the Bush girls were partying and taking trips while their father ran this country into the ground “from his Texas ranch too” and noone cared. Every president before Obama went on trips and even had secret service for their pets on your dime and you said nothing. Obama had a “real” job before he became President and he is wealthy without your dime!! Every thing this man does people have a problem with it and they don’t need the facts. They just see the skin color fact which makes him automatically wrong. He could be 100 percent right and still be wrong!!

    The next President and his family will take trips on your dime and you will say nothing about it and we know why. Stop acting like Obama did something personally to you when you did not act like that for both Bushs, Clinton, Reagan, or Carter, Ford, Nixon or however far back you go. Their children took trips on your dime too.

    • SAM

      My issue has nothing to do with the Obama girls taking a spring break vacation. They should be able to! They should absolutely have secret service detail as well. That is not my problem. My problem is that she is allowed to travel to a place that the rest of us have been warned against going to. I live in Texas and I can tell you that Mexico is very dangerous and this was not a smart decision!

  18. Anonymous

    Well said Larell718..OBAMA 2012

  19. Anonymous

    Okay, could someone enlighten me?? What actual job has President Obama ever had? Outside the political arena, that is. Thank you in advance.

    • Anonymous

      So, what you’re saying is, you’re too lazy or stupid to look it up yourself? And I’m not sure why jobs in politics don’t count in your eyes as an “actual” jobs. Do you think people in political positions don’t do any work? I’m sure most of them work far harder than you do. In any case, the info. below is copied directly from Wikipedia, which I guess you’ve never heard of. It’s an internet encyclopedia and very useful when looking for basic information about public figures. Of course, there’s always the caveat that it’s not always 100% accurate, but anyone with half a brain can confirm these facts from the linked sources.

      “He worked for a year at the Business International Corporation,[27] then at the New York Public Interest Research Group.[28][29]”

      “Two years after graduating, Obama was hired in Chicago as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Roseland, West Pullman and Riverdale on Chicago’s South Side. He worked there as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988.[29][30] He helped set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants’ rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.[31] Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.[32]”

      “During his summers, he returned to Chicago, where he worked as an associate at the law firms of Sidley Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990.[37]”

      “In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book.[39][40] He then taught at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years—as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law.[41]”

      “From April to October 1992, Obama directed Illinois’s Project Vote, a voter registration drive with ten staffers and seven hundred volunteer registrars; it achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, and led to Crain’s Chicago Business naming Obama to its 1993 list of “40 under Forty” powers to be.[42] In 1993 he joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002.[43]”

      And of course he spent years as an Illinois state senator and a US senator. I’d like to see you tell all of our senators and state legislators to their faces that what they do is not real work.

  20. Sujinah

    Omg not all Mexico is dangerous! It is a freaking large country and some area are safe! The president is not dumb! His daughter is probably in one really safe place!

  21. Anonymous

    Boy, she is awkward looking.

  22. Southern Hoosier

    I noticed all the children in the pictures are white. I guess the Obamas won’t let their children play with Blacks.

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