FW: Good grief !!

Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Good grief !!

this is called spreading the wealth...what hypocrites..terrible

This is on our "dime"!!!!  I thought this was something that he hated
about America--opulence--and yet he and his wife are having a grand
time on our "dime"!  I can't wait for this freeloader to get out of

This is obscene !!!


"To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the
entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and
restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a
huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart
from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The
NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the
business community, has also been entirely booked".
"The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo
jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by
security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will
arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the
Lincoln Continental in which the President travels"


Anonymous said...

I thought this was something that he hated about America--opulence--and yet he and his wife are having a grand time on our "dime"!

You call a 2 day, whirlwind business and politics trip to India a "grand time"? Sounds exhausting to me. This email makes it sound like they are taking 1000 of their closest friends for a week partying at the beach, when in reality they are taking staff and security for a non stop schedule of meetings and negotiations.

The President is going to India to represent our interests there. India is the world's largest democracy, will soon be the world's most populace country, has an emerging economy and can be an important ally in the war on terror.

God forbid the President have a security detail (directed by the SS, not him) in a nation where there is a real threat from terrorists.

But there is one likely bit of "fact" in this email. Yes, he is going on your "dime". Because that's probably about the amount you had to pay for this trip, which will serve the interests of your country.

Actually, that might be too much. He's probably going on your penny. Thanks for your contribution, patriot.

CharlieE said...

When George W. Bush traveled abroad, he took only Dick Cheney and a shotgun.

gruaud said...

...and we're right back to the forwards at 'idiot level'.

Anonymous said...

This is something that got started with Gore, and has exploded with Obama - namely, pointing out how "excessive" some Democratic politician's entourage is. It started with calling a vice president/presidential candidate a "hypocrite" for using a lot of energy to travel, and has gotten blown up into going on and on about all the resources Obama uses on state trips.

Of course, Obama's entourage is no more "excessive" than any other modern American president - he's a HEAD OF STATE for a MAJOR WORLD POWER and a prime assanination target to boot - so OF COURSE he travels with lots of staff and security - DUH. His entourage looks "excessive" only in comparison to a normal person - you know, someone not responsible for representing an entire nation while being at serious risk of getting murdered.

For all the criticism of Bush and Cheney or any other Republican, I've never heard a liberal complain about high-level politicians having staff and security, or wondering why they don't fly coach class and stay at an Econolodge like the rest of us. The left isn't that DUMB.

ferschitz said...

Of course the fact that Sarah Palin is paid a minimum of $100K to "speak" at conservative events, demands a Lear Jet to fly her there & back, and conservatives have to pay something like $350 to sit in the cheap seats is just fine & dandy. Palin is clearly worth the money.

If McCain/Palin had won in 2008, I wonder if these same rightwing tools would be whining about about the Snowbilly Grifter's huge entourage, security details and expensive clothing all paid by US tax dollars?? No, me either.

IOKIYAR, but if you happen to be a Democrat, fly coach and bring your sleeping bag and tent to pitch on the beach in Mumbai.

Dumb. Rightwingers live to whine, complain, bitch and moan. So tiresome when it's about useless dumb stuff that they'd never vetch about if it was a conservative doing exactly the same thing (or more).

katz said...

They just wish he traveled with less security so he could be assassinated.

katz said...

And not a word of appreciation that Obama is using an American car!

womzilla said...

Dick Cheney flew to Afghanistan, but instead of taking a smaller plane or sharing the ride, he went in a C-130 carrying an Airstream luxury trailer home. But it's okay if you're a vicious right-wing bastard.

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