Monday, March 30, 2009

"Prospect of Barack Obama show causes UK to clear its decks" .....

"Prospect of Barack Obama show causes UK to clear its decks"
More than 500 officials and staff will accompany the president on his tour this week - along with a mass of high-tech security equipment, including the $300,000 presidential limousine, known as The Beast. Fitted with night-vision camera, reinforced steel plating, tear- gas cannon and oxygen tanks, the vehicle is the ultimate in heavy armoured transport.
In addition, a team from the White House kitchen will travel with the president to prepare his food. As one official put it: "When the president travels, the White House travels with him, right down to the car he drives, the water he drinks, the gasoline he uses, the food he eats. America is still the sole superpower and the president must have the ability to handle any crisis, anywhere, any time."
"The entourage" ......................
Apart from the 200 secret service personnel who will follow Obama on his European tour, the president's entourage will also include representatives of the White House Military Office, the White House Transportation Agency, the White House Medical Unit, the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron, the State Department Presidential Travel Support Service, the US Information Agency, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service and the Customs Service.
In addition, there will be staff from the White House kitchen ready to turn out a quick burger should the president suddenly feel peckish.
Michelle Obama will have eight of her own staff, including a secretary, a press officer and bodyguards. And Obama's personal aide Reggie Love - called by the president "the kid brother I never had" - will be at hand to provide pens, Nicorette gum, throat lozenges, tea or even aspirins.
Oh ~ there's more, MUCH more.
I'm positive other presidents have to take staff along. My problem is that I also KNOW none of our presidents has ever required this ARMY of staff for the 'come along'. I also know , there will be no other leader in attendance with anywhere near these numbers of 'chambermaids'. Makes me want to know if Michelle's mother is going too?
It appears Obama is breaking his neck to hurry up the bankrupting of this country.
This overindulgence of his traveling companions / needs, makes me know he is working overtime to accomplish just that!
IF you'd care to read the entire article ~
I'll bet the rest of the world is laughing very hard.

1 comment:

  1. Great post from Life in the slow lane. Listen up people,government taking over banks,taking over car companies, taking over the Freddies and the Fannies,spending 2 Trillion dollars and won't tell anyone who spent it or why, FEMA camps for all of us who complain on top of the Billions already spent.Who will buy this debt or are they bankrupting on purpose?
    China has already said, they don't want anymore...How Sad for us all!!!