I appreciate the fact it has been mentioned about this being the Vice President and the fact that, especially these days, anyone in the National
Command Authority travels with a full entourage giving thought to our war time status. It's hardly noticed back here, I know..but you see how they
travel. I don't fault that so much. There are probably 10's of thousands of nutcases out there who would happily overrun small security to get a
high US official. That simply can't ever ever ever happen. So they have the footprint of Godzilla. (crunch goes the budget, too)
MY problem with this is just WHY Joe had to go there, aside from just wanting to bask in the light for awhile and be seen doing Presidential type
things occasionally. After all, 'Ol Joe has joked about 2016. (Let's hope it remains a joke)
Joe Biden in Paris to reaffirm US support of France in Mali
He could have sent a 'thank you, we're with ya!' note. Perhaps teleconferencing? Has he ever heard of it? Perhaps not. Those situation room P.R.
photos are losing their impact. It would have saved a million dollars though, since this was Joe Biden travelling. No one else. Everyone that came is
simply assigned to go where he goes.
I'd imagine a million would have paid for a few White House tours for the school kids. (what many of them are). Instead, it seems he finds it more
important to BE seen by the people. Now that's pretty crappy given how they're telling us daily how cuts are just something we have to deal with.
To thy own self be true, 'Ol Joe.