Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Dog "Bo" Flown On Separate Jet For Obama's Maine Vacation

As if the date night on Broadway and Scare Force One in 2009 wasn't bad enough during a recession, Barack Hussein Obama had first dog "Bo" flown in a separate government jet to Maine for the First Family's vacation (Online Sentinel, h/t Kristinn at FreeRepublic).
Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president's personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

"We're ready. We're going to do it all," Love said with a big smile.

Air traffic at the small Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton was shut down for the presidential arrival. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter patrolled the air in anticipation of the first family's touchdown, and a pair of local fire and rescue trucks stood ready on an otherwise empty tarmac at the private air hangar.
As a sidenote, Love is paid $102,000 a year for duties like handling Bo, and the President's ice cream, all at a time when many Americans have to settle for low paying jobs just to make ends meet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Appalling. Shared sacrifice? Before this getaway to a place where the elite vacationed (still do) the President 'taped' (sob) a message as to how 50,000 MORE people a day (added to millions) were losing their unemployment! This doesn't take in the hundreds of thousands living in TENT cities from Washington to Hawaii ( in cars - in the woods). The GULF a disaster with thousands LINED up for FOOD - BP not paying unless one has (not like the BANKS given trillions) volumes of proof!! Millions more evictions and they living in a 132 room mansion - Camp David (pool - tennis courts etc) a few min away - with 6 chefs, full theater, etc/ HAVE the nerve to vacation in the midst of a DEPRESSION. When your lights are being shut off - your house foreclosed on (Maytag job now in China - Hersey job now in Mexico etc) that's a DEPRESSION. Are you kidding me? A private plane for a DOG and Obama's personal valet/ slave - the 'brother he never had' being paid a fortune for gofer work!! Out here - no COLA for vets or SS / it's called narcissist indifference.