Is there not one person in the whole of the United States government who has the backbone to look at The Mighty, Mighty Barry and say, “No sir, you won’t spend $200 million dollars a day to travel to Mumbai.”?
Is it necessary to take 3,000 people along for the ride? Could the president perhaps make do with only thirty-three warships? Could he maybe only walk down paths that don’t contain palm trees, or better yet, walk carrying Michelle on his shoulders?
If our president can’t visit another country without it costing the taxpayer’s an arm and a leg then he should stay home. Go green, Mr. President. Teleconference.
P.S. 150 people throughout the world are killed by falling coconuts each year. Or not. In any case, kinda wimpy thing to worry about much less plan for.
P.P.S. Barry and Michelle Antoinette do really seem perfectly suited for one another, don't they?
P.P.P.S. (Last one, I promise) This trip is costing each man, woman and child in this country 65 cents per day. When you think about it, that could be far cheaper than having the president in DC.