Comments on: Malia malarkey http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: abash40 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/#comment-1071 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:14:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=733#comment-1071 I don’t see anything wrong with publicizing what it costs the taxpayers for vacations & other jaunts taken by the 1st Family and all othe elected pols.

Particularly during this Administration as the POTUS constantly slams those he considers convenient targets on whose backs he can rev up his base. This POTUS regularly lashes out at the big spenders – “the fat cat bankers” “the wall street crowd”, “big oil”.

Most of his fabled 99% cannot afford private school and Mexican vacations for their kids during spring break. It is therefore news when the POTUS spends the taxpayers’ money like a fat cat banker while knocking the fact cat bankers and professing britherhood with the less fortunate. On the other hand the POTUS is not spending the tax money of the 49% who don’t pay income taxes – so perhaps he thinks that gives him a bye.

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By: Scientist1 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/#comment-1049 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:29:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=733#comment-1049 I have a daughter Sasha’s age. If she were famous and on a trip to Mexico, I would do everything I could to keep that fact out of the news. Any responsible father would do the same.

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By: CliffWebb http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/#comment-1047 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:53:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=733#comment-1047 They have no problem exploiting the children when it suits them though.
I thought it embarrasing when the President made reference to his daughters in the recent free birth control matter.
The press should definitely have a hands off policy when it comes to the children. And that includes when they may be involved in less savory matters. It is bad enough they are in a media circus for 4 to 8 years, they don’t need everything pushed on to page 1.

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By: judithod http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/#comment-1045 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:26:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=733#comment-1045 If Obama doesn’t want his children in the news, then he should cease citing them in his speeches and press conferences. Most recently, he referred to his girls during his synopsis of the Fluke “incident.”

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By: steve778936 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/21/malia-malarkey/#comment-1037 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:54:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=733#comment-1037 Not quite sure what you’re arguing here, Jack. Free for all reporting on a president’s children? Let’s leave it all to self regulation? Even if the President is a father, he has no right to object to anything in the press? Also searching for evidence the President went ‘space alien wild’. Please clarify.

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