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Monday, December 12, 2011

Obamas somehow make do with only 37 Christmas trees in White House before they leave on 17-day Hawaiian vacation

Like the movie Fletch, I can imagine President Obama ordering all of these extravagant parties, vacations and over-the-top celebrations and, when the tab comes, he says: "Put it on the Underhill account."

And we're the Underhills.

The economy may be weak, unemployment strong and the first family soon to vacate the White House for another half-month of vacation in Hawaii.

But the Obamas have gone all out in decorating their house this year, including a nearly quarter-ton gingerbread White House.

They have also installed 37 different Christmas trees. Thirty of the trees are live, or were, including one nearly 19-feet tall from Wisconsin. Seven of the three dozen Christmas trees are artificial or homemade including, of course, one from recyclables.

"We have 37 Christmas trees here at the White House--37!" Michelle Obama excitedly told a recent group of visitors. "That's a lot, right? Yes, that's a lot of trees. And we also have a 400-pound White House gingerbread house."

Yeah, and I'll bet the ginger for the gingerbread house was grown by Michelle in her organic garden.

You know, the only members of the "one-percent" I know are the Obama family, Congress and the rest of the overpaid paper-pushers in Washington.


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