The White House is incurring volumes of flack for the cost of Obama’s sojourn to India, rumored to be $200 million a day. The White House says the estimate is wildly inflated, and they’re probably right, since I understand the original report came came from some Indian website nobody here has ever heard of. But the White House also won’t say how much the trip costs.
Nevertheless, the Obama’s bought the bad PR – even if apocryphal – with their own exhorbitance, starting with their “date” that took them from Washington to New York City in 2009 for dinner and a show and extending to Mrs. Obama’s Spanish Riviera fantasy indulgence this summer.
One of our readers, Granny Jan, who blogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty, has created a book cover to commemorate the latest excursion.