The article describes an upcoming trip by Obama to address the economy. The article states: “It’s the first of many treks during the second half of his term that Obama is expected to take to put a more hopeful countenance on the economy.”
So let me get this straight. Optimism about the economy is pivotal to Obama’s 2012 campaign. The economy is presently in bad shape. So Obama is going to spend taxpayer money taking “many treks” in the next many months “to put a more hopeful countenance on the economy”. In other words, Obama will be overtly campaigning with taxpayer money, using the office of the President to campaign for the office of the President.
And all this from a guy who claims to believe Americans need to reduce their carbon footprint. Does Obama intend for him and his entourage to ride bicycles all over the place?