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Remembering Obama’s ‘elaborate’ taxpayer funded Paris vacation

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

The big story Monday afternoon? “Romney reminisces about vacations in France.”

How dare he!

As HotAir notes, “The lefties at HuffPo and Daily Kos have seized on the clip as evidence of hypocrisy because Romney once criticized The One for taking ‘elaborate vacations’ as president…”

So what were those “elaborate vacations”?

It turns out, at least one of them was (you guessed it!) in Paris.

In June 2009, President Obama and his family took a “Paris vacation” (He was also there on business — to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day.) But the vacation included a shopping trip for members of the First Family in the “upscale” St. Germain neighborhood.

The Obamas also reportedly dined at famed chef Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

(What an elitist.)

Let’s be honest; this is all silly. But what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. And at least Romney’s “elaborate vacations” weren’t paid for (in part) by the taxpayers.