It’s a dog’s life… a dog named BO, that is.

Posted July 17th, 2010 by Jim Ettwein

Do you think he was screened by TSA?

So, the President’s dog gets his own plane to fly from DC to Maine for the family vacation.  I’m guessing that most of you do this, too.  When you go away, you charter a jet and send your dog on ahead.  Dog’s prefer this, I think.

So, while the oil gushes, the economy slumps, more and more workers are on unemployment, the country is aghast at the hubris of its elected officials, PresO shows his disdain for all of us by spending taxpayer money to fly his family to Maine for vacation.  And, because they want to, they have us also pay for the First Dog to fly in his own Gulfstream.  So, that’s two private flights for a family of four, and their dog.

I looked up the cost of chartering a G4 and it’s somewhere in the vicinity of $8,600.00 per hour.  Of course you need some extras:  pilot, flight attendant, veterinarian, chef, baggage handlers, and on and on and on.  My own (unscientific) estimate would put this at about $100,000.00.  All to transport the dog to Maine.  Whatever happend to putting it on a bus?  Fung Wah would do this for, what, $15.00?

The next time he tells you to “turn down that thermostat” or “he’s the green president” or “he’s one of us, the common men” or “he’s not going to raise your taxes, not one dime”… will you believe him?  Does he really care one whit about any of us? 

It’s all about him.  After all, the dog’s name is Bo… which we all know stands for B.O. – Barack Obama.  Oh, the H?  Leave off the “H” for Hussein… it’s too embarrassing.    rr

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