Aspen Airport Shuts Down for Queen Mooch

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 at 8:07 am

The Obama are spending Valentine’s weekend apart again, but hey, she tweeted a Valentine’s Day note Friday for her bumbling idiot of a husband, who’s off to play golf all weekend in California. Meanwhile, Mooch and the girls jetted into Aspen on our dime and in a nod to equality they shut down the airport there on one of their busiest days of the year.

First Lady Michelle Obama apparently halted private-jet traffic at Aspen airport as she landed for a weekend of skiing while President Obama headed to California.

Michelle, with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was expected to touch down in Aspen Friday to spend Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend away from her husband, who was meeting late Friday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Mrs. Obama’s arrival amid tight security was expected to delay the arrival of other wealthy vacationers on private jets at the Colorado ski resort. One source said, “Some of those heading into Aspen were whining that they’re shutting the airport for an hour so nobody can get in on their private jets on a high travel day.” The weather in New York and in Aspen caused further delays. The White House did not get back to us about the first lady’s arrival.

Aspen airport’s director of aviation, Jim Elwood, declined to discuss Mrs. Obama’s travel plans, but said, “Typically when VIPs land, we do not close the airport, but hold other traffic for a few minutes.” He added, “This is one of our busiest weekends of the year and we expect several hundred planes today.”

But hey, we’re dealing with royalty here, so all accommodations must be made. Now, can someone lecture us on inequality again?

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