Tuesday, June 02, 2009

This just in ....

Someone making $400,000 isn't making "that much" and is forced to live on a budget. Allah on why the taxpayers fund the Presidential Date Night:

Because shut up, that’s why. Gibbs happily ducks the question of cost — it was at least $24,000, which admittedly is just one grain of sand in the vast desert of Hopenchange spending — but see the second clip below for a more spirited defense from Captain Legthrill. As usual, he’s wrong. No one begrudges The One his right to conduct presidential business from Camp David or Chicago or wherever he pleases. What grates is the needless expense for pure recreation in another city when D.C. would have done just as well. A venial sin, to be sure, but a sin nonetheless given how the media would have demagogued the hell out of Bush for behaving similarly. If you want conservatives to lighten up, address your double standards first.

Oh, and that $24,000 estimate is a lowball. Triple that, at least.

As an aside, something I've been wondering about. Apparently I'm not alone. Why is Obama late for everything?

The Black Sphere was ON this story way back in February. He was an hour late for the Broadway Play on date night. The actors, of course, waited. As did the audience.