Tuesday, June 22, 2004
( 6:49 AM )
Once again, the president managed to walk above the ground at an event that took place on solid earth. Using our tax dollars, the president had a "platform" built for him to walk in style in front of the cameras at the D-Day ceremony in France last month. This guy just can't walk in front of cameras without that dandy red carpet.
American taxpayers picked up the six-figure tab for the red carpet, walkway and artificial island hurriedly built over a memorial pool so that Bush and French President Jacques Chirac could walk in style to the dais for last week's ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Military engineers were given just one day's notice to create the set for Bush's speech at the U.S. cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, these sources told The News.
Of course, this wasn't the first time. The president has had special pathways and walkways constructed for him at other outdoor events. Either his shoes are just too valuable, his feet too tender, or he simply has to be above all the other lowly humans that surround him. I'm betting on the latter.
What a chump. What chumps we are that we allow our tax dollars to be squandered - not only on viscious, uneccessary and cruel wars, but on stupid, STUPID stuff like red carpets for this imposter who calls himself a leader. Grrr.
(thanks to maru for the heads up)