It was like a scene out of Eddie Murphy's movie Coming To America when First Lady Michelle Obama and her entourage arrived at the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Miami today.
The streets surrounding the hotel were blocked off by motorcycle cops until the First Lady and her massive entourage entered the hotel. Mrs. Obama was escorted by at least 50 motorcade police officers, her usual Secret Service detail and additional Miami PD patrol units. Cops would not allow anyone to walk or ride their bikes on Collins Avenue until the first lady had arrived into the hotel. Cars that were forced to wait for her majesty's arrival beeped their horns in disgust and expressed their displeasure in very vocal terms at cops.
Mrs. Obama is in Miami to help promote the health insurance law that hangs like an albatross around President Obama's neck. She will visit a Miami clinic among other stops. The White House has not released any figures, but the number 4 million is being bandied about as the number of Americans who have signed up for ObamaCare so far. By coincidence, that's the same number of Americans who lost their insurance coverage after OabamaCare was launched last year.
Photo by Splash News