Jun 3, 2009
President and first lady jetted on a date in New York late Saturday afternoon, aides and media in tow.
"I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished," the president said in a statement an aide read to the press.
President Obama has finally made good one campaign promise: he took wife Michelle to a Broadway show in New York City. With three private jets and a helicopter, it cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars for the date. Obama picked up the tab for the dinner and theater tickets, but the rest is all on us. Being that President Obama bashes CEO's for flying privately (the ones who took bailout money) because it's wasting taxpayer money --- shouldn't he be spending a little less on date night?
If this is a well timed media distraction....what don't we know about yet? Or is just to mellow out the GM thing?
Or maybe it's about promises.
We all make promises to our spouses and families, right? They are promises made, just like his, that sometime in the future we will do something wonderful, relaxing and rewarding. At a time like now with the economy when we all look at our finances and act responsably with our spending...shouldn't the President set a good example.
They do have a bowling alley in the basement...and it not like they would have any trouble putting a dinner party together with free entertainment right there in the white house.
He says he gets it.....understands the average American...understands the sacrifices we need to make....but when is he going to SHOW us that he understands.