Remember the President’s call for fiscal responsibility? Remember how he said we couldn’t keep living the life of a high roller any more? Nevermind…
“At the height of Americans’ anger over corporate executives’ huge bonuses and travel on private planes, Mr. Obama made what seemed to be an innocuous statement during a town-hall meeting in Elkhart, Ind., where he had traveled to urge support for economic-stimulus legislation.
“You can’t get corporate jets. You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas, or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime,” Mr. Obama said. “There has got to be some accountability and some responsibility, and that’s something that I intend to impose as president of the United States.””
Skipping over the President’s power or right to impose choices on private citizens, I’d like a simple explanation that, how in light of the above, he can explain the following:
On Tuesday, the president heads to Las Vegas to attend a star-studded fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. While some hope Mr. Obama will try to set things right – even apologize – top officials there aren’t holding their breath.
Gov. Jim Gibbons, a Republican, said he has been denied a meeting with Mr. Obama while he is in Las Vegas. The fundraiser, at the Caesars Palace Colosseum, is set to feature actress/singer Bette Midler and singer Sheryl Crow.
Once again, we have a bad case of “good for me, but not for thee” out of the young President. Corporations going to Vegas for conventions *bad*. Political fund-raisers to rack up beaucoup donations for embattled Senate Majority leaders — that’s a horse of a different color.