Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.
I would like to recommend to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel that he call in his entire staff, sit them down, make them watch Barbarians at the Gate, and invite them to start thinking about the potential political benefits of flying, say, coach. Particularly in the middle of what may end up being a double-dip recession.
*And is not impressed with the hasty update that it was the dog and a bunch of staffers who got the private jet. Indeed, he probably would have been less annoyed if it had just been the dog, which is after all widely considered to be the most useful part of any given Presidential entourage.