Thursday, July 30, 2009

On Obama’s expensive holiday

Really this is only a link to a good story by John Avlon over at the Daily Beast, about the cost and ‘elitist’ nature of the holiday.

“It’s a miracle of modern spin that the grandson of a senator and son of a president escaped the “elitist” tag while the inter-racial son of a teenage single mom in the ’60s gets tarred with it.”

And also, continuing the assault on Republican hypocrisy:

“the digs’ monthly price tag is more than millions of Americans earn in a year—but that’s the market rate, which the president is rightly compelled to pay. And he doesn’t have a family estate in Kennebunkport to retire to for speed golf and boat racing.”

Very good piece.

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