About that hot date

The New York Post offers this:

Taxpayers footed the bill for the big night on the town, which included a total of at least $24,000 for the three aircraft used to ferry the Obamas, aides and reporters to New York and back. Dinner costs and orchestra seat tickets — at $96.50 apiece — were paid by the Obamas.

Obama’s jet, a Gulfstream 500, served as a more modest Air Force One for the day in place of the customary presidential Boeing 747.

The White House declined to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers.

They also write about what the Obamas were wearing.

I don’t know if you’ve been to Broadway lately, but if you asked me, the poor guys were a little over dressed. Even on a Saturday night theatergoers tend to look more like they’ve been standing in lines at Disney World instead of primping for a night on the town.

It’s still chaps my – ok, you fill in the phrase – that this kind of story about the Obamas is written with excitement for their marriage, while this kind of story about the Bushes would be slapping them around about the cost.


  1. El gato says:

    Obama is the most egotistical person I’ve seen in the White House in my lifetime. He and the Missus think it’s their job to exploit this position for their personal benefit. It’s amazing to me how the people are sitting still for the dismantling of our capitalistic way of life, and even more surprising how the Supreme Court and Congress are allowing the usurping of power by the White House. I guess that’s the way it always has been. Stalin, Hitler, Tojo, Castro, Chavez, Kim Jong Il, Mao, etc. were all cheered into power…and most are revered by vast segments of their societies today even though they murdered millions. What fools humans are! The power to reason should have been given to a different species!

  2. Gato, how exactly did President Obama “personally benefit” from taking his wife to see a show?

  3. The Lorax says:

    Well I might have to agree with Gato on this one, Zach. Obama probably got [censored].

    Can I say that?

    [I’d rather you didn’t! Although I’ll admit it was a mild choice of words.]

  4. I seem to recall an awful lot of breathless talk about what Obama’s inauguration cost. When has Bush been berated for the price tag of his extracurriculars? I remember Democratic candidates being knocked around for it quite a bit in the last few elections. Oh, wait, I do remember Palin taking some heat on the issue. I’ll give you that one.