First Lady Michelle Obama meets King Juan Carlos of Spain.
First Lady Michelle Obama meets King Juan Carlos of Spain.

First lady Michelle Obama was harshly criticized for taking a vacation during a recession and going to Spain. Some questioned the first lady spending taxpayers' money on a lavish excursion and why she would vacation in Spain as opposed to America. We say, spoken like a true American — many of whom have never been outside the United States and fail to see the importance of learning more than one language. These critics also failed to see that the Obamas could afford a trip like this before they made it to the White House. Aside from the fact that we have no idea where they vacationed before Barack Obama became president of the United States, and the fact that they don't have a compound to retreat to like other American presidents, we don't understand what the big deal is. What is big is that the first lady, who was accompanied by 9-year-old Sasha, met with King Juan Carlos of Spain. This was an official event, which means she actually did a little work on her vacation. Back off, haters, and don't politicize a vacation.

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