Tea Party folks in Asheville are criticizing the Hawaiian “vacation” taken by three of its public officials on the taxpayers’ dime:

Three members of Asheville Regional Airport’s governing board, North Carolina General Assemblywoman Susan Fisher, Buncombe County Commission Chairman David Gantt, and Asheville attorney and airport board Chairman Dave Hillier, have flown to a Hawaii resort at a cost of just more than $14,000 in taxpayer money. The Aviation Issues Conference is being held Sunday through midday Thursday at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali.

That’s the Westin Maui shown above. The husband of Fisher had this to say after criticism of the trip began coming the board’s way:

I wish I didn’t have anything to do but go to airports and protest things that I don’t understand.

Translation: These rubes don’t know what they’re talking about. Their ignorance of government is appalling, and they should shut up and go home and let us govern.