Skip to comments.400 Hotel Rooms Booked by White House for Obama Visit to Montana (Marxist Pig Alert)
Posted on 08/20/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by kristinn
The White House booked 400 (FOUR HUNDRED) hotel rooms at the Big Sky Resort for Barack Obama's overnight visit last week for a town hall meeting in nearby Bozeman, Montana. Two floors were completely taken over, including the penthouse suites.
While the national news media is ignoring the story, local media let the news slip in their gushing stories of how thrilling it was to have Obama in their midst.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Tuesday on Obama's visit, quoting Big Sky Resort spokesman Dax Schieffer:
The First Family stayed in one of the eight penthouses on the tenth floor of Big Sky Resorts Summit Hotel on Friday night, said resort spokesman Dax Schieffer. The entire tenth and ninth floor were reserved for the Obamas and family as well as White House and Secret Service staff.
All in all we had about 400 people as part of the group, Schieffer said.
NewWest.net spoke with Big Sky Resort general manager Taylor Middleton for an article published Sunday:
We ultimately had 400 rooms reserved, said Middleton, noting that there were various entities within the Presidential entourage - security, press, admin staff, culinary staff - and their arrangements were somewhat coordinated and somewhat uncoordinated.
President Obama with Barb Starz, Dax Schieffer and Brian Stumpf of Big Sky Resort. Photo courtesy of Big Sky Resort
From Montana, Obama and his entourage went on to Boulder, Colorado on Saturday for another town hall and then flew to Phoenix, Arizona Saturday night for a speech to the VFW convention on Monday. Obama and entourage stayed at The Phoenician which describes itself as "Your Premier Luxury Destination". There are no apparent media reports on how many rooms the White House took at the Phoenician, but it would seem that 400 rooms would be consistent with the trip.
Obama and his family took time for various sightseeing and recreational activities on their Western tour.
Obama is scheduled to vacation next week at the 28.5 acre Blue Heron Farm in Martha's Vineyard.
The Vineyard Gazette reports weekly rentals for comparable properties run from $35,000 to $50,000.
There is no word yet on how many rooms will be rented by the White House for staff staying on Martha's Vineyard with Obama.
How many towels were stolen?
Must take a lot jets to get that many people there. Geez, I can only imagine the carbon footprint.
Hope and change have arrived.
Their hope, paid for by my change.
Or a member of his household! The standard is that that the royal household be able to enjoy all the luxuries available to his richest subject.
Are those their real names, or their Porn Names?
I just want to know if we the people are paying for all of this travel and lodging?
If the taxpayer isn’t footing the bill, who is?
This sounds like an episode from “The Jeffersons”.
Well our first affirmative action travels with a posse, it’s a “cultural” thang which we whiteys wouldn’t understand.
He does have a lot of Clinton retreads in his administration. I would imagine ‘count the silverware’ is SOP for Obama administration visits.
Hey.....mother inlaws and aunts need a place to stay too you know. What the hell, penthouse and lobster is only tax payer money..........that we don’t have.
It's Good To Be The King
So every person got their own room?
LOL You can go so many ways with your post. A tresure trove of jokes.
Nothing is too good for the Holy American Emperor CaligBama, Partner to God himself!
Lots of swooning Obamaniacs in Boz Angeles.
Yeah. To add insult to taxpayer injury, I’m sure the Government dutifully bought carbon offsets from Al Gore.
The MSM would be screaming.
and the family were taken on our dime again.
How many times has this family used our money to go swanning around the world?
and where is the media asking what on earth does this first lady do?
I mean clinton did about women
Laura did about reading and education
what on earth does this freeloader do?
what are her charities and what does she do for them?
I swear the media have pissed me off so much over this administration and this election.
They do not even try to hide their bias anymore and some are even open in saying they have to help the man get relected
“400 Hotel Rooms Booked by White House for Obama Visit to Montana (Marxist Pig Alert)”
He’s a one man economic recovery machine
When I was a musician on the road we were flown into Big Sky to perform for the owners and mucky mucks. Huge storm came in and we couldn't play due to a major power outage. The people there were totally drunk and very pissed that they didn't have any music. We couldn't get any food, water, etc., and about midnight a sweet young man who worked there secretly whisked us out of there, through the blizzard, to the Bozeman airport. He said the drunks were being very threatening towards us. We officially renamed the place “Pig Sty, Montana”.
Do any of the White House personnel double up in a room? Or do they all get private rooms/suites? Any relative size of entourage w/GWB?
we’re paying for all these vacations for this family.
ask yourself this.
What has the first lady actually done besides going to Europe, Africa and going on vacations with our money.
infact they even take a cousin who cannot even find clothes which fit and a mother in law who lives in the white house who is freeloading
course I expect the state run media to ask questions about this
United States of Zimbabwe. These dictators are all alike....the dictators live like kings while the people struggle and starve.
I just learned today about a family 2 doors down from my sister in Seattle - very nice house, can’t sell it, father had a successful business but now hasn’t had any business for 6 months. They are selling their belongings and will have to walk away from a house they must have paid about 750k for.
...meaning Bozeman's ethos parallels that of the City of Angels?
Obama spends millions of taxpayer dollars for prolonged visits to the most elite resorts and the media has no comment on it. None.
How many of these same 400 Obamanites were then packed in to stack the Townhall?
They did. I can’t remember offhand but didn’t Bush take an overseas trip to Japan or something like that and the press/DNC screamed holy hell for a week about the amount of people who went with him?
I’ll have to dig around for an old article.
They needed rooms for all the townhall “attendees”.
Chances are he takes members of the media along for the ride.
I want them to issue a report on the “carbon footprint” of this entourage. The flatulence alone must be astronomical!
this first lady provides us with occasional humor about her appearance and wardrobe ... that’s all I can think of.
apparently they took enough people to populate the meeting hall.
packing the house against public opinion. We can’t have the president going around the country facing people who oppose his policies.
But I thought that all the attendees at the meeting were from Montana? I can’t imagine that Obama would have people planted in the audience.
And they’re always the very ones telling the rest of us what we must sacrifice for the “common good”.
I’d like to see her in a Burquini!
Room rates here>>>
Ouch! It ain’t Motel 6!!!
Who would have thought that change can buy so much?
This does not account for press planes, local security, and per diems for all them gum't employees. Zero doesn't care. His minions print money!
This is great reporting. Can you give us a comparison with Clinton and George W. Bush? I’m guessing Obama rents 10 times as many rooms, but the comparison would be useful.
Barb Starz? Dax Schieffer? WTF is this, a comic book?
There are 400 hotel rooms in Montana? Who knew?