Framing the Dialogue

Twelve Days of Obamacations

The hoopla surrounding the Obama’s “historic” trip to India following the expected Democrat/Obama thumping at the polls on November 2 has really not reached fever pitch yet so I wanted to get my licks in early.  Amid concerns of Indian officials that his visit will increase the likelihood of violence as extremists look for publicity the level of security has been heightened.  While the President deserves security, maybe some accommodations could be made for economy.  We are in the worst recession since the Great Depression after all.

This is being touted as the biggest trip ever.  One story notes that because the Obamas have a room with a view of the ocean, the Indian and U.S. Navies have had to secure that area.  That sounds really expensive and may put our service men and women at risk of attack.  This wanton disregard for the cost reminded me of a favorite Christmas song that represents opulence as frivolous gifts are given.  I offer to you:

The Twelve Days of Obamacations

On the…

First day of Obamacations my president gave to me…A sumptuous Indian Vacation

Second day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Two Airforce One planes

Third day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Three Marine One Choppers

Forth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Four Obama’s attending

Fifth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Five rounds of golf

Sixth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Six armoured limousines protecting

Seventh day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Seven teleprompters promting

Eighth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Eight times one hundred hotel rooms our taxes paid for

Ninth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Nine groups of five cars entouraging

Tenth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Ten groups of four aircraft commuting

Eleventh day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Eleven U.S. Navy ships cruising

Twelfth day of Obamacations my president gave to me…Twelve private chefs to do their cooking.

I hope at some point that someone totals up the cost to us taxpayers.  The three Marine One choppers had to taken apart, shipped, and then reassembled when they arrived in India. 

In the interest of full disclosure I have no idea how many U.S. Navy ships will be there or how many private chefs that the Obamas are taking with them.  We do know that they will be there and that we will be paying the chefs and the Navy to be there.

This post was updated on November 2, 2010 and you can use this link to read the update.

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