Mark Tapscott writes at the Washington Examiner:
How much does it cost taxpayers to fly First Lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters and her mother, a niece and a nephew, a hairstylist and makeup artists to South Africa and Botswana to give a few speeches, meet Nelson Mandela, and enjoy a safari on a private game preserve?
Nearly half a million dollars, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning Obama's June 21-27 journey.
Well, it may be expensive, but at least the Queen's entourage is in good hands.
How can that be, you ask?
Tapscott reassures us: "The Obama daughters were listed on the manifest as 'senior staff'."
Whew! The kids as "senior staff." Was worried there for a minute. Glad somebody's helping Michelle mind the store.
Hat tip: Drudge Report