What the heck! What a waste of money. If I wanted to see the portraits I'd go to the museum and see them. The obama's aren't any more special than any other presidential family. Something that really bothers me is everyone says obama our first black president--well, yes, his skin is black but he's half Caucasian. His mother is white. Why is that fact always overlooked? I don't care what nationality anyone is. They could be blue, pink, green. It's what an individual stands for, what they believe, how they behave, what their morals and values are that count. Spending money on traveling portraits with all the serious problems our Republic has is not appropriate.