So everyone’s buzzing about McCain trying to take Obama to school. Little does he know, he’s already been! And done very well! See, kids, it pays not to graduate in the bottom .55% of your class! Here’s the exchange that’s reassuring the world that we elected the right one of these two guys:
Said the president’s former Republican rival, “Well, thank you, Mr. President. And thank you for doing this…Just one area that I wanted to mention that I think consumed a lot of our conversation on procurement, it was the issue of cost overruns in the Defense Department. We all know how large the defense budget is.”
And, McCain noted, “your helicopter is now going to cost as much as Air Force One. I don’t think that there’s any more graphic demonstration of how good ideas have — have cost taxpayers an enormous amount of money.”
Said Obama, “I’ve already talked to (Defense Secretary Robert) Gates about a thorough review of the helicopter situation.”
Added the president, to laughter, “the helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequate to me. Of course, I’ve never had a helicopter before. So, you know, maybe — maybe I’ve been deprived and I didn’t know it.But I think it is a — it is an — an example of the procurement process gone amuck, and — and we’re going to have to fix it.”
Obama better be careful, though, or McCain’s gonna send him another one of his nasty letters.
At the risk of inciting the Freepers to riot on my comment space, does anyone else find it ironic that he’s talking about not wasting money on aircraft? Then again, maybe he’s THE person to talk about how much they cost the American taxpayer, having forced the purchase of 5 replacements during his tenure at the Navy.