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.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.
"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.
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).