Your Taxpayer Dollars Hard at Work...to Fly Bo to Maine?

I’m a dog lover; I have a seven month old black lab puppy that our entire family has fallen in love with.  He never leaves our sides and I can’t really imagine life without him as part of our family.  I know the vast majority of dog owners feel the same way about their four legged friends.  With all that being said, I found an article through Drudge that made me laugh when I read this line:

Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

Seriously?  Bo had to fly in on his own jet?  Look, I’m not really that upset about the Obamas taking a weekend off as some other people are, but flying your dog in on a seperate jet at our expense is ridiculous.  Want to take the weekend off?  Whatever.  Bring your dog with you?  Absolutely.  Fly him in on a seperate jet where the American people are footing the bill when you’ve already bankrupted my kids and future grandchildren?  Plain stupid.

But, was it fair to expect anything less from this President?

PS-The only consolation to this story was to see that the country’s “First Dookie,” Reggie Love, had to fly on the plane with the dog.  As a lifelong Tar Heel fan, I think it’s fitting that Love has been relegated to being Bo’s……well, nevermind.  =)