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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First dog Bo takes a well-deserved vacation

I'm sure that many of you have already heard that Bo, the first dog, was flown to join the Obama family on Martha's Vineyard in his own MV-22 Osprey helicopter on Monday. The Osprey takes off like a helicopter but flies like a jet. How much did it cost the Obama's the American taxpayer? Does Bo deserve such fancy transportation during a time of economic belt-tightening? Of course he does.
While some might consider using a $69.3 million aircraft to transport a dog a bit extravagant, it must be pointed out that this was paid for with taxpayer money, not from the First Family's accounts. Neither President nor Mrs. Obama are spendthrifts and are very careful with the family's budget.

It is important that Bo accompany the First Family on this vacation, which the President surely deserves after all the hard work he has put in over the past few days. The president recently returned from a tortuous tour of speech-making, some of which were delivered in benighted flyover places like Tennessee.

He has been working hard to live up to the promise that “as long as I have the privilege of serving as your President, I’ll spend every minute of every day I have left in this office doing everything I can to build that better bargain for the middle class and make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.” He deserves some time off after a speech like that, don't you think?

That's where Bo comes in. After all, what's a week in a $7.9 million, 5,000 square foot mansion without your best buddy to romp and play with across the nine acre estate? And besides, Bo might get lonely with just the White House Staff to feed him and care for him during the eight day vacation. Nobody wants Bo to be sad, do they?
Read the whole thing.

Aren't you glad that Obama can't run for reelection? The truth is that you shouldn't be. If he could run again for reelection, he wouldn't be spending your tax dollars quite so quickly - he'd be afraid that you wouldn't vote for him. On the other hand, given that he played 100 rounds of golf during his first term, maybe he wouldn't be afraid you wouldn't vote for him. Barack Hussein Obama has figured out that he can play the American people for fools.

What could go wrong? 

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At 11:52 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

I need to point out that in all honesty you have to verify what and whom else flew on that plane. Check carefully. It wasn't just the dog, from what I understood. This alone should be a non-news item. It's a distraction and it's likely inaccurate.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Mordechai Y. Scher said...

The Boston papers say that White House staff and Secret Service folks flew on that plane. Doesn't sound like this was actually a flight organized just for the dog. While the Obamas are guilty of gross excess, this isn't a good example of it.

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Mordechai Y. Sher,

Do you mean to tell me that no one from the White House staff or the Secret Service accompanied the Obama's when they traveled to Martha's Vineyard? I find that hard to believe.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Mordechai Y. Scher said...

Carl, the royal family, er - the Obamas, travel with a pretty big entourage. And USSS sends along a reinforced contingent for changing mishmarot, etc. The question remains why did they use the Osprey at all, when a modified UH-60 could do it all for a lot less $$$? And they certainly have other fixed wing aircraft available that are already in the system. In any case, it isn't about the dog.


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