OFFICIAL VISIT

The economy isn’t working for we peons, so the First lady is taking the family on an “official visit to emerging democracies”.  Some might consider it a summer vacation for family and friends of the President.  Obviously, they would be racist for suggesting that.
The good news is that because it’s been tagged as an “official visit” we, the peons, get to pay for it.
And they want to tax the rich, HA!
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Safari at Game Reserve Caps Michelle, Mom, Sasha and Malia’s ‘Official’ Africa Trip
Honoring Nelson Mandela part of the itinerary
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama, tries on a a newly-built slide, as she joins congressional families and Americorps members in building a playground with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that promotes activity at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in northeast Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid during an official visit to southern Africa next week.
For her second solo international trip, the first lady has scheduled stops in South Africa and Botswana, two growing democracies, where she’ll continue her work encouraging young people to get involved in national affairs. She’ll also promote education, health and wellness.
The previously announced June 20-26 trip begins Monday in Johannesburg. Mrs. Obama will also stop in Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa before moving on to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. The trip ends with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the return to Washington on June 27.
She will be accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha, her mother, Marian Robinson, and her niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson.
White House officials said Wednesday that the trip will help advance the administration’s agenda in Africa.
Mrs. Obama will spend most of her time in South Africa. She is scheduled to meet with Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, tour the Nelson Mandela Foundation, where his papers are stored, and visit the Apartheid Museum, which tells the story of the rise and fall of the now-abolished system of white-minority rule.
The first lady also plans a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of the 27 years he was imprisoned for fighting apartheid.
Mrs. Obama will also meet with Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, the wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, and with Botswana’s president, Ian Khama.
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