To be fair, when Obama told George Stephanopolous of This Week on January 10, 2009 that Americans would have to sacrifice and “everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game” he did not mention dogs. Apparently the family pet, Bo, not being a taxpayer and all, need not worry about sacrificing his access to a private jet.
This from the Morning Sentinel in Maine:
Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portugese water terrier given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy D-Mass and the President’s personal aide, Reggie Love who said with a big smile “We’re ready. We’re going to do it all.”
Love, a 30-year old aide who’s been reported to be “by Obama’s side with every step” couldn’t have said it better if he tried.
Since being in office less than two years, the infamous ‘date nights’ are minor compared to the 170 parties the Obamas have hosted in just the first year of his residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Then there’s racking up at least 200 hours of golf in the same time frame. He’s taken 8 vacations and we’re only halfway into 2010. Now Bo, along with his staff, flies separately to Maine while Obama pushes energy conservation legislation that will transport us all back to the nineteenth century.
When the majority of the population stands up against the major reforms enacted in just the past six months, when there’s six applicants for every one job, when a million foreclosures are predicted for 2010, when the pot is clearly boiling over, it takes a real third-world megalomaniac to arrange a jet to fly his dog and pal, Reggie Love to meet up with him on another one of his getaways.