Skip to comments.Obama says Air Force One travel is ‘not my choice’ in sharp exchange
Posted on 04/12/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama on Thursday firmly rejected any criticism that his worldwide travel on Air Force One or his family's vacations have left him out of touch with Americans' struggles, saying flying aboard the famed official plane is "not my choice."
"The fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I'm raising a family here. When we travel, we got to travel through Secret Service, and Air Force One, that's not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people," Obama told KMOV of St Louis. The interview was one of four sessions the White House arranged with local TV in states expected to be battlegrounds in November.
KMOV reporter Larry Conners had told Obama that some of the station's viewers "are complaining, they get frustrated, even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, different vacations and so forth, sometimes maybe, they think, under color of state business and that you're out of touch, that you don't really know what they're experiencing right now."
"Well, I don't know how many viewers you're talking about that say that," Obama countered. "We do hear from some," replied Conners. "I hear from all kinds of viewers about everything," Obama shot back. "I'm sure you do," said Conners.
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“what plane the boy, his shrew and their spawn fly”
...that’s ‘alleged spawn’! I still don’t believe he ever touched that beast!
I am a folk and I don't understand it.
He would obviously much prefer to be riding his bike in those mom-jeans.
Yes Mr O, I understand, destroying this once great country is really hard work.
Romney should run with ‘at least you wouldn’t have to pay for my vacations’!
The White House Insider reported on outbursts at the White House staff by the Wookie last year. She would rant and rage and then angrily sneer, “This country doesn’t deserve us.”
Apparently, she believes it still.
Good excuse, Barry. If AF One isn’t your transportation of choice, then take Amtrak to Hawaii next time.
He has never worked, never created, and never sweated out anything in his measly life.
I think most folks understand how hard I work.
This guy is nothing more a ghetto welfare queen, sleeping in until noon. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH would start his days before 8 am in the Oval Office.
That’s quite appropriate. Somebody more clever than me should rewrite the lyrics to Steve Martin’s King Tut.
“Then stay home, a$$hole.”
And, while you’re at it, you filthy, stinking parasite, STFU!!!
“When will our MSM laugh at this ass ?”
Hard to laugh when that’s where their noses are.
Obamahole, you’re not the chice of the AF crew either. All of them are superior to you in every way...and they know it.
Interesting ... ever notice how hard 'Rats work? Both Clinton and Obummer both have complained about how hard they work ... with so little appreciation. Don't, recall Bush I or Bush II ever complaining. Must be a 'Rat thing.