Monday, June 21, 2010

This is your President.

Ted Strickland got all warm and fuzzy and Lee Fisher came out of hiding last week to be seen with President Obama on his trip to Columbus.

For a 10 minute event.

From the LA Times:
With the cost of Air Force One put at around $100,000 per hour, plus the other planes carrying Secret Service, vehicles, Marine One etc., CBS' amazing Mark Knoller estimates that the trip cost American taxpayers between $500,000 and $1 million.

That's as much as $100,000 per minute of speaking time.

In his brief appearance, the president uttered 1,990 words at the microphone (he had tickets for a Washington Nationals baseball game to make that night).

That works out to $502 per word and $32,258 per paragraph.
Why? For a photo op.


1 comment:

  1. Although you're "blog" has only been around for 2 years, would you care to share with the viewing public any posts from either TBP or other conservative blogs decrying W's use of AF1 for similar events?


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