08/22/09 Weekend Grif.Net – Long Live the Queen

08/22/09 Weekend Grif.Net – Long Live the Queen

Big hubbub this past week on Mrs. Obama’s “shorts” when vacationing in
Wyoming and Arizona. Not an issue for me, compared to the MILLIONS of
dollars she is spending on her White House staff. From a Canadian news link

“There has never been anyone in the White House at any time that has created
such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First
Lady’s social life. One wonders why Mrs Obama needs so much help, at
taxpayer expense of course.

Hillary Clinton had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one. Prior to
Mamie Eisenhower, social help came from the President’s own pocket.

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she
doesn’t perform any official duties. But this hasn’t deterred her from
hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to
satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.

Just think Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White
House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary
for her personal secretary. How things have changed!

If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain
destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at
Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then
come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms Michelle
are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and
the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public:

1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and
Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and
White House Social Secretary)

4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and
Director of Communications for the First Lady)

5. Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief
Of Staff to the First Lady)

6. $90,000 – Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the
First Lady)

8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the
First Lady)

9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for
the First Lady)

10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social

11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events
Coordinator For The First Lady)

13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director
for the First Lady)

14. Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press
Secretary To The First Lady)

16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and
Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence
For The First Lady)

18. Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff
to the First Lady)

20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)

21. Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

22. Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the
First Lady)

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and
“First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom travelled aboard Air
Force One to Europe.”

[2009 Canada Free Press]

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus knows me, this I love”