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December 18, 2011

SCOAMFy Christmas, Suckers!

Via Drudge, courtesy of John E., comes this data point on the SCOAMF's little Christmas getaway:

The total cost (based on what is known) for the 17-day vacation roundtrip vacation (sic) to Hawaii for the President, his family and staff has climbed to more than $4 million.

That shared sacrifice crap is for the little people, eh? Especially those staffers and Secret Service agents who might like to spend some time with their families instead of getting dragged halfway around the globe with King Putt.

If only presidents could concern themselves with such things. If only ...

"Christmas has always been a very special day for as long back as I can remember," Ronald Reagan once wrote in a letter. "Maybe this was due to my mother and her joyous spirit about the day."

Although President Reagan could have spent his White House Christmases with family at his beloved ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., he instead stayed in Washington, D.C. His sacrifice allowed Secret Service agents and other aides to spend Christmas at home with their families.

*Sigh*


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