Obama talks helos with McCain…

By & Politico

WOW what an extraordinary event! President Obama taking questions for 45 minutes from ALL Senators lawmakers… Wow this NEVER happened in the last administration.

President Barack Obama opened Monday’s economic summit by taking aim at the “casual dishonesty” of Bush administration budgets Monday, saying he’ll abandon accounting “tricks” used to hide the ballooning deficit and pledging to cut a $1.3 trillion federal shortfall in half during his first term.

By the summit’s close, Obama was trying for a more bipartisan approach, presiding over an extraordinary session where he took questions and comments directly from lawmakers. He started the proceedings by calling on his presidential rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who questioned why the new presidential helicopters cost as much as Air Force One.

“I don’t think there is any more graphic demonstration of how good ideas have cost taxpayers enormous amounts of money,” McCain told Obama.

Obama quickly agreed, saying he’d ordered a review of the program, whose cost has soared form $6.1 billion to $11.2 billion. “The helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequate to me,” the president said to laughter. “Of course, I’ve never had a helicopter before. Maybe I’ve been deprived and I didn’t know it.”

Again I don’t care what your politics are! its just nice to have adults in the WHite House now. People making decisions for the people, wow what a concept!


2 Responses

  1. i do so love this. wow. answers to questions. i never thought i’d see the day where that concept was so refreshing.

  2. It is amazing to me to have an adult in the White House. And, while I agree that the cost of the new helos is probitive in today’s economy, it is worth any amount of money to me to keep President Obama safe.

    But why didn’t McLame question this crap when Dubya ordered them? Oh, cause he figured to ride in them.

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