Saturday, October 23, 2010

Safety Is Priceless

President Obama and his wife will be visiting Mumbai, India for two days after the mid-term elections. Mumbai (Bombay) is the second most populous city in the world, after Shanghai. To ensure a safe visit, all 570 rooms at the Taj Mahal Hotel have been reserved, along with all the banquet rooms and restaurants. Additionally, 125 rooms at the Taj President, and 80-90 rooms at each of the Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi have been reserved. Air Force One will be accompanied by two jumbo jets and a flock of security jets. There will be 45 cars in the Presidential Convoy. US naval ships will be patrolling at sea. His personal Presidential Chefs will be brought along to prepare their food. All this for a two day visit to India. What's the price tag going to be for this visit? Wouldn't it be a lot easier just to make a phone call?

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